2012 April PAD Challenge: Day 26

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For today's prompt, write an animal poem. The poem can be about an animal, just reference an animal, or well, however you'd like to handle writing an animal poem.

Here's my attempt:

"Horse"

What they called me in track,
I suppose, because of my speed
but also my long hair and steady
approach. Many people commented
how I never seemed to even try
as if I were born to run after
the smoke of a gun--and maybe
they were right--but you don't get
to make anything look that easy
until you've killed yourself with practice.

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