There Are No More Horses Here

Once horses trotted ambled and gamboled
As children in rags so plain
Begged for pennies and bread
In sunshine and in rain
Sometimes knowing success
More times in vain.

Today cars sleek roll by
And no horses between these houses trot
And wagon wheels are replaced by rubber
The horses are forgot
It is as if they were never there
The dogs take in the scene the horses spot

And a cat ambles by, the least of all
As its ancestors did long before
As its young and their young will
When cars themselves are no more
Twin constants of life: Cats slinking on streets
And waves lapping the shore…

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