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Oatlands Steeplechase 1978

by Karen Lillis

[ poetry - september 07 ]

Myself
I come
from Hunt
Country
where the foxes
sleep with
one eye
open and
the horse
who breaks
his leg on
Easter Sunday
to win the gold
trophy is
shot on the
finish line:
The horse
dies and the
girl cries yes
the girl cries
oh the girl
cries