I like the lady horses best,
how they make it all look easy,
like running 40 miles per hour
is as fun as taking a nap, or grass.
I like their lady horse swagger,
after winning. Ears up, girls, ears up!
But mainly, let鈥檚 be honest, I like
that they鈥檙e ladies. As if this big
dangerous animal is also a part of me,
that somewhere inside the delicate
skin of my body, there pumps
an 8-pound female horse heart,
giant with power, heavy with blood.
Don鈥檛 you want to believe it?
Don鈥檛 you want to lift my shirt and see
the huge beating genius machine
that thinks, no, it knows,
it鈥檚 going to come in first.

Lim贸n, Ada. Bright Dead Things. United Kingdom, Little, Brown Book Group, 2019.