The thundering of a hundred hooves,
gathering up a storm of dust.
Wild horses loom into view-
a herd of mares following their lord.
The stallion screeches to a halt,
as though sensing danger.
The mares follow his lead,
respectful of the alpha male.
In a spectacular show of pure power, the black stallion
rears and neighs, baring his teeth.
A brilliant ripple of muscles portraying sheer strength,
yet exuding grace beyond compare.
A warning, clearly to be feared.
Turns around, throwing his head back with a snort
And in seconds, the herd
kicking up a storm of dust
-followed him into oblivion.