Horse Tracks: Cook Stove Basin
from “Mountain with Something Beyond”
Top of Wolf Teeth, toward where it is cold all of the time,
From Mountain with Something Beyond
Looking into Cook Stove Basin for remnants of feelings.
It was a cold day after a skiff of hard crackling snow,
I was greeted by a cold shoulder of early winter wind
Lonesome, chilled to the bone, chasing cattle through timber
To finally lose them in the brushy thorn thickets.
Henry Real Bird. Horse Tracks. Sand Point, Idaho: Lost Horse Press, 2010.