White entity dances at dawn.
Priceless, above compare, she prances.
Staccato pacing, silver-white power passes
near edge of rippling creek.
Limitless land unrolls ahead of mare
on her journey to high country.
Beyond the canyon, she climbs.
Closer to the summit, she stops,
snorts her approval.
Leaping into air, hooves slam down
upon the earth's dry sagebrush.
Aware of her territory, she rushes
the range amid high plain.
With a wild and restless spirit,
she races onward in contentment.
Silhouetted against the morning sky,
this pearl answers freedom's lure.
Marlene Million is a retired insurance secretary from her husband's business and grandmother of four. She has published two chapbooks and belongs to several writers’ groups. She had a poem on display at Indianapolis Arts Garden the month of February, 2013 and has been published in a variety of venues.