THROWN

THROWN

You know that old expression

“you threw me when you asked that”

Well “you threw me when you said that”

I was on a quarter horse once
turning a barrel like only a quarter horse can
when the cinch broke

Centrifugally flung, I hung
a long moment speeding lateral in the air
before I remembered
how to roll up and hit the ground
without being hurt too bad

“You really threw me when you said that”

I didn’t have time to remember to roll