Early Morning (on the track)

Early in the morning
you may see a silhouette through the haze and
silver lighting of a race track sloppy wet
A silhouette of horse 
and rider as they find their way along
Poetry in motion
and as pretty as a song 
may best express the dance of a thoroughbred in training
While it is early and serene
Obvious by it's absence
is the sound of horses working
For we hear no
hoof beats pounding
No rider's hearty shouts even
No squeaks of leather
as this ghostly scene unfolds 
and a thousand stories are developing that someday will be told.

--Jerry Davis

Santa Anita spring '95


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