the spill

the jock’s horse
the 7 horse
clipped the heels
of the horse
in front of
him

stumbled and
fell
throwing the
jock
over its
head
and onto the
track before
some
oncoming
horses

most of
which
avoided the
jock’s
still
form

except for
the 9
horse
who gave him
one step
in the middle
of his
back

you could
see
the hoof
dig
in

then the
field was
past
and the
ambulance was
on its
way

the jock wore
Kelly green
silks,
black
sleeves.

3 or 4
people were now
gathered around
the
still
jock.
as the ambulance
moved in

the man behind
me
said to his
companion
“let’s go get’
a
beer.”

- Charles Bukowski

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3 Comments on “the spill”

  1. katelon says:

    ahh…such compassion huh :)

    • CultFit says:

      You know how much I love his work and this piece in particular strikes a stinging note, especially in today’s “companion-less” world. On a different note, I hope you are having a lovely day – Take care!

    • katelon says:

      I love his work, too, was just kidding you! My day is interesting :)