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Frightened trees
spooked the windswept bay horses
in the front paddock
in winter
outside home
iron bark fence posts
wired together tightly
with their water soaked heads
crying for light
or a break from the clouds
or both

Troughs
billowing in the wind
overflowing with rain
water
brushing to the sides
then out onto the grass
with it’s rye and clover
green tinged with grey
branches
lying over to one side
pushing forward then back
splitting
flying
cutting against the bark

Above the wells empty centre
the darkness of night
then the howl of a dog
searching for light
or an intruder to catch
as I struggled to remember
that cold night in September