by Kathy Zawislak

"They're off!!"

Gates bang open. Fifteen horses bolt for the rail.

The first turn: red leads, then white, then the others.

Yellow "Eat My Dust" trails them all.

Rounding the turn: Yellow accelerates, leaves the pack behind.

The home stretch: Passes white, neck-in-neck with red.

Jockeys whips fly. Crowd roars.

Eat My Dust wins.

Copyright © - 1998. All Rights Reserved. Published with permission of the author.
Darrin Mossor
Last modified: Mon May 4 17:21:34 1998