Cajun Mutt Press Featured Writer 06/08/22

Crazy Horse

They said I was a dog in a manger
stealing what was meant for others
more needy than I was.

I never understood.

Firstly,
I always thought I was a horse.

Secondly,
I was surviving by eating
whenever I could.
Surely that was right,
what was expected
in this world
of dog eat dog
and winner takes all.

No,
they said
I was mad,
off my head
I should know my place
which was at the end of the line,
should wait my turn,
and be grateful for any crumbs
left in the manger.

That was when I lost it,
really lost my head.

Β©2022 Lynn White All rights reserved.

Lynn White

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Capsule Stories, Light Journal and So It Goes.

Find Lynn at: https://lynnwhitepoetry.blogspot.com and https://www.facebook.com/Lynn-White-Poetry-1603675983213077

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