Facing the Wind by A. J. Huffman
Facing the Wind
Golden manes twist, intertwine
with dust clouds, marking matched pace.
The herd is alive with motion,
magically merging into one
bestial embodiment of flight. Without feathers
they cut the sky, diamonds against glass.
Desert distances never stood a chance.
To capture or confine for any designation
longer than flash of moment’s frame
would be a profanity of nature.
Four hooves times four corners
is not translatable. The language
of freedom is all they know.
A.J. Huffman has published eleven solo chapbooks and one joint chapbook through various small presses. Her new poetry collections, Another Blood Jet (Eldritch Press), A Few Bullets Short of Home (mgv2>publishing), Butchery of the Innocent (Scars Publications) and Degeneration (Pink Girl Ink) are now available from their respective publishers and amazon.com. She has an additional poetry collection forthcoming: A Bizarre Burning of Bees (Transcendent Zero Press). She is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, a two-time Best of Net nominee, and has published over 2300 poems in various national and international journals, including Labletter, The James Dickey Review, Bone Orchard, EgoPHobia, and Kritya. She is also the founding editor of Kind of a Hurricane Press. www.kindofahurricanepress.com.
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