Gregory O’Brien

Dylan Thomas (b.2003), Coolmore Stud, New South Wales

From a paddock lately nuzzled
by Groom Dancer, Pensive Mood
         and Pursuit of Love
the Welsh poet refinds his feet

belly filled with the green grass
of races
           freshly won, stable-mates consigned
to an adjacent pasture – Rock of Gibraltar
           Spinning World
and the self-harmer Tale of a Cat
chomping on stones,

Our Aristotle gone uncharacteristically
quiet, closer by the rowdy pavilion
           chewing silently
the silent, rock-strewn field.

Author’s Note


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