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            The Prize

Waking to a soldier’s breakfast
and horses tethered nearby.

Through the night we heard them
pulling at grass, that was feathery here

and of a darkish underwater green.
Clouds across the moon

were fingers tapping a drum.
Mist in sunlight shimmers now

like dragonflies above the lichen on a rock
beside the road we took to reach the prize.