The 12 Months of Ownership

[to the tune of “The 12 Days of Christmas”]

In the first month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, a nail in the sole of his foot.

In the second month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, large abscesses

In the third month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, lost hoof boots

In the fourth month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, a few glorious rides

In the fifth month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, a fat swollen knee

In the sixth month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, the other knee a-swelling

In the seventh month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, bruised ribs from falling

In the eighth month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, rope burn from spooking

In the ninth month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, abscess and concussion 

In the tenth month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, eye ulceration

In the eleventh month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, legs caught in fencing

In the twelfth month of ownership, my heart horse gave to me, mystery ailments…

…no wonder I can’t wait for Year 2!

Published by Jen

The author of Snark on the Side is not your average run-of-the-millennial generation. Jen is a contradiction in terms: a graceful klutz, a smart blond, a math-savvy English degree-holder, a southern liberal, and an adult amateur equestrian who doesn’t match her saddle pads. Snark on the Side is a work in progress, born out of years of rambling email newsletters and anthropomorphized Christmas letters, small town observations, and the ever-present irony of pursuing a career with a degree in English literature. Thanks for visiting!

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