Landscaping Yard Art
This year, lilacs have barely begun to bud.
Idling on a ridge top miles from town,
waiting for heat, and far to the west,
the windshield on another wandering truck
glints like a sequin
pinned to the cold distance.
A lovely morning up on the plateau with what are mistakenly called “wild horses.” (Sounds better to tourists.) Actually, these are feral horses that got loose from human owners and ran for the hills. True wild horses have short muzzles and deep heads. Their bodies are smaller and stockier. Mustangs are a separate breed descended from Spanish horses that escaped parties of Conquistadores exploring what is now the southwestern U.S. These are wild animals and a stallion will chase a human who crosses his territorial boundary.