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Would I Be Able to Stand

Would I be able to stand

a horse charging past?

The earth changing fast under its hooves,

the body slick, enormous.

I think I wouldn’t flinch.

But even in thought, in quiet,

long after the horse had gone

shrinking up over the hill,

I wouldn’t know you.

You, coming close

enough to graze me.

from Having Been an AccompliceFind it in the library

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Published in Laura Cronk Poems

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