Hi. A disclaimer: this isn’t a proper National Poetry Writing Month Post. This is only a NaPoWriMo-related post. This is “NaPoWriMo, Day 6, Now with Visual Aids.”
This is me taking a day off from drafting a new poem to take inspiration from day-before yesterday’s poem and go groom my horse. Photos are included to establish my barn cred, but I’ll try, along the way, to keep things at least somewhat literary.
Readers, please allow me to introduce Rose:
Rose is a 23 year-old Quarter Horse. I’ve had her since she was 7.
Rubbing the rubber currycomb around and around and around and around:
I scrubbed enough hair off of Rose to make a whole other pony!
For the next two hours, I brushed her: stiff brush, medium brush, soft brush, face brush. I also trimmed her mane, cleaned her hooves, and shampooed some mystery gunk off her lower legs.
After all that standing tethered, Rose enjoyed a carrot reward. Here, Rose is saying, “Thanks for the–hey, is that green grass over there?
Yes, Rose. Yes, it is.
Tomorrow, so long as my arms haven’t fallen off, we’ll return to our regularly scheduled NaPoWriMo posts. Cheers!