speckled stone steed grazing on dust,
you are the color of rock, gray, yellowed.
Tiny bones buried in your skin,
crinoids and brachiopods, tabulate coral.
You are the carboniferous ocean floor,
astride swimming hooves,
hardened by land, rain and rock
sediment poured through your crevices.
Poseidon’s hippokampos washed ashore long ago.