Sunday, January 13, 2008

Emma Sage and Star

Emma Sage and Star
He's a one trick pony
One trick is all that horse can do
He does one trick only
It's the principal source of his revenue
And when he steps into the spotlight
You can feel the heat of his heart
Come rising through
See how he dances
See how he loops from side to side
See how he prances
The way his hooves just seem to glide
He's just a one trick pony (that's all he is)
But he turns that trick with pride
He makes it look so easy
He looks so clean
He moves like God's
Immaculate machine
He makes me think about
All of these extra movements I make
And all of this herky-jerky motion
And the bag of tricks it takes
To get me through my working day
One-trick pony
He's a one trick pony
He either fails or he succeeds
He gives his testimony
Then he relaxes in the weeds
He's got one trick to last a lifetime
But that's all a pony needs
-- Paul Simon


FBF Rothkopf said...

TM, your photos of Emma Sage are just breathtaking. I've been braiding Sofia's hair more (heck, tonight I even braided Sam's hair!), and every time, I am reminded of your beautiful daughter.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful photo of Emma Sage and Star - it's just magic!