For Harryette Mullen
Work horses are often good. Work horses
Don't have hearts of gold; if they did they'd be dead.
Horses fuel their power
Chomping trimmings from
Winy whippets who switch to whinnies when they run
Into shakers who can move their careers.
At a farm owned by a sheikh
A yearling shits on a platinum ingot;
Snaps a shot with his cell-phone;
Days later he texts that highlight
To a stud in Hawaii.