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The horses’ dark coats
gleam indigo

at midnight, five of them
beneath cherry trees

in bloom. Wind rustles
the limbs, petals

falling
into constellations

across deep blue
flanks. Night inverted:

overhead a meadow
starred with blossoms,

each horse a sky
flowered with stars. 

 


Phillip Watts Brown received his MFA in poetry from Oregon State University. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tahoma Literary Review, Camas, Rust + Moth, Sweet Tree Review, and Psaltery & Lyre, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He and his husband live in Logan, Utah. 

© 2020, Phillip Watts Brown

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