August (Poem + Story) / (Story a Day in May)

I am participating in the “Story a Day in May” challenge (see http://StoryADay.org for more details). The goal is to write a complete story each day. Today’s piece actually meets two challenges: not only does it count as my Story a Day, but a second challenge which was “Take a poem or story and rewrite it as a story or poem, and post the two together.” So, I did.

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Mustang

Sheʼs rust-colored, not rusty,
With white trim:
True horsepower.

This leather is alive,
Warm against my legs:
Breathing.

The steady rhythm
Gives way to melody:
I sing into the blue sky.