You were missing an eye
It took me hours to notice
In my glee
Your name
I never learned to pronounce
My unholy love for you
The hoof that never rots
A lack of liability
Warnings against theft
You mate in the current of an electric fence
Without tense
Once you were my homecoming
I the tropic of your winter coat
By an empty road
The silhouette of Johnny K
Trees now felled
Neither by hide
Nor estuary
A shore endlessly finite
Waves that break before fully formed