one hundred dollars

all of my knowledge of horse racing
said that this was the bet.
I bet one hundred win.
the horse had post one
at 6 furlongs.

the bell rang and they came
out of the gate.

my horse turned left
ran through the fence
fell down and
died
at 7/5.

when I tell people this story
they don’t say
anything.

sometimes there’s nothing to say
about death.