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ALONE by CMRN
(Inspired by a painting by Ted DeGrazia)
Two horses walk
into the milky white expanse of the desert.
One rider guides the path
that casting shadows lead.
A weathered red blanket rests
on his shoulders like a torchlight.
The sky is a pale turquoise
that has been white washed by the sun.
Alone – the rider bends forward
as if the very thought of his journey
weighs heavily on him,
curving his weary spine.
“I have been here before,” he thinks.
“My people have always walked this land,
and I shall be here again.”
This thought echoes
beneath the horses’ hooves.
A vibration moves the earth just slightly
until the ground hums a familiar refrain.
The rider is no longer alone.
History rises like steam
and he sees not an endless journey,
but a road filled with Light.
Pausing to gently lower himself off his horse,
the rider allows his dry, cracked feet
to be bathed by the golden earth.
It is shimmering with glinting flecks of agate and granite.
“I have new shoes,” he thinks,
“and now I will walk.”