Lynne Goldsmith

Animal Rights Poetry by Lynne Goldsmith from

Horse Urine for Prempro/Premarin


Consider the stalls,

the 8’ by 3’ almost eleven months
long pregnancy for a pulley—
rubber groin bag

always there
chafing to lesioned
no way escaping

hardly enough, the water
to drink for concentrating
pure estrogen
that’s what she’s there for

pasture's next-in-line pregnancy
to loss there of another foal,
as in fattened to gone, or to auction

as in another slaughterhouse waiting,
as in, consider the caught urine of horses.

©Lynne Goldsmith, 2023

Image from The Fund for Horses

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