the spill

the jock’s horse
the 7 horse
clipped the heels
of the horse
in front of
him

stumbled and
fell
throwing the
jock
over his
head
and onto the
track before
some
oncoming
horses

most of
which
avoided the jock’s
still
form

except for
the 9
horse

who gave him
one step
in the middle
of his
back

you could
see
the hoof
dig
in

then the
field was
past
and the
ambulance was
on its
way

the jock wore
Kelly green
silks, black
ball on back,
black
sleeves.

3 or 4
people were
gathered about
the
jock

as the ambulance
moved in

the man behind
me
said to his
companion,
“let’s go get
a
beer.”