December- Week 3
December 20, 2012
Elizabeth Akin Stelling, Managing Editor- CPP traveled to Hawaii this past fall with a quest to find Polynesian Cowboys, and that she did. A chef and poet and sometime photographer her poetry and photography has been published in Referential Magazine, Tuck, Linden Lit Press, Curio, and many others. (photo taken on south side of the big island of Hawaii).
Fat and Sassy
He laughed when he said
I like my women like my horses
Fat and sassy.
A little hunger’s not a bad thing.
He said, nah
Fat and sassy’s the way to be.
His wife pointed to her geldings
Turned out together in the arena.
The chestnut with the white blaze and two white socks
And the brown with a little star
Kicking up their heels
In a lively
Aren’t they marvelous creatures
She breathed into the wind.
The most marvelous in all god’s creation.
I leaned on the fence
And I watched with her
And I kissed my mare
On her velvet nose
How a woman does love her horse.
When I was a girl
I rode horses.
Now I am a woman
And I ride young
With equal vigor.
Julia Barrett grew up in rural Iowa. She’s married to the love of her life. They have three amazing children. She’s a writer of poetry and prose, a Registered Nurse and a trained pastry chef. Julia loves to travel and she’s visited or lived in all fifty states. You
will usually find her hiking with her dog or riding her horse. If she’s at home, she’s cooking, baking or writing books. Julia can be reached via twitter: @JuliaRBarrett or her website: http://juliarachelbarrett.net or her Amazon Author page: *http://tinyurl.com/czph8lu*