all hooves and diligence by Miriam Matzeder



Hoofin’ It, originally uploaded by Katford.


all hooves and diligence

no matter my
stillness,

i am always awake
with loving him:

the blood,
ephedrine,

the purposeful
breaths;

where horses go
unbridled
and race to their
deaths;

all hooves
and diligence,

steam rising
from their
bodies.

                – Miriam Matzeder


Miriam Matzeder is from Kansas City, Missouri, where she’s been writing since she was an awkward adolescent. Nothing much has changed.