Golden Hour

William Fargason
| poetry


In the field near my house, a horse
grazes in his own shadow. All week

I thought again of wanting to die.
I watch the sun hit the fence line

like a sword unsheathed. It isn’t
a thought that rushes through me

like wind through a dry branch.
This is the soil I stand on, the gravity

against my feet. The horse tosses
his head into the air and becomes

a dark cloud. I reach out
my hand to be closer to him.

William Fargason is the author of Velvet (Northwestern University Press, 2024) and Love Song to the Demon-Possessed Pigs of Gadara (University of Iowa Press, 2020). He has an MFA in poetry from the University of Maryland, and a PhD in poetry from Florida State University.

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