A cloven hoof

beats the loose earth.

Then another

The strong and solid form

moves forward,


Sweat gleams,

Beading on its forehead

in the summers heat.

The dusty slope continues to rise

A seemingly endless road.

An exasperated sigh bursts

from the creatures lips.

A sigh at the obstacle?

Or at having to tackle it?

Pressing forward slowly

the journey continues

One step at a time.