The hoof-beats,

The hoof-beats,

Reverberating throughout the ground,

Echoing that of his heartbeat,

Almost as if the two were one,

A race against time,

Almost there!
Almost, almost, almost,

A keening cry,

The thud of an arrow,

Sinking deep into a tree,


Faster, faster,

Not yet time,

To die,

Must make it,

Within sight,

Another burst of speed,



He leapt,

Into the ocean,

A burst of light,

And he was safe,

He was home.