I became his 
horse meaning 
for a minute 
there I looked
promising like 
a winner might
just maybe 
he could drive 
me someplace 
special someplace 
he wanted to 
go or I was 
already there 
or if not quite
closer than 
he was just then 
and so valuable 
or vault-able 
either way hurry 
up and neigh.

Copyright © 2023 by Lisa Olstein. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on March 29, 2023, by the Academy of American Poets.