Spending the Day at Del Mar #WritingBravely

 

Ocean spray, Palomar air, preferred parking.

Thoroughbred club, Kentucky turf, gates open. 

Pearl-snap shirts, weathered jeans, shit kickers.

Collared shirts, linen shorts, boat shoes.

Printed tees, cowboy boots, straw hats

Silk sheaths, feathered bonnets, scuffed pumps

Chestnuts, at the post, down the stretch, five and a half furlongs.

Claims race, blinkers on, filly stakes.

Parimutel, exacta box, pick 3.

Jockeys, trainers, owners.

Buy the race, in the money, he wagers.

With patience, yet lonely, she waits.

________

Copyright 2017 Steph Abbott. All rights reserved.

I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words #6

Writing prompt: Share about a resource/s you have or use. 

My Resource: Patience.

Writing challenge: Write Tribe Festival of Words. #WTFOW #writetribe #festivalofwords #writingbravely

10 Replies to “Spending the Day at Del Mar #WritingBravely”

  1. Shalzzz says:

    What a beautiful take on the prompt! I could only think the literal meaning of ‘resource’. This is mindblowing!

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  2. Shilpa Garg says:

    This created such a vivid imagery of the day at the race course. An amazing take on the prompt, Steph! 🙂

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  3. Oh, my goodness – that did not end as I’d expected! Nicely done. Tied it up with a bow and put it into the winner’s circle.

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  4. Bhavya says:

    Patience is a virtue. Don’t know what people would do without it.

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  5. That was a different take on the prompt. You crafted the whole image of the race with your words. Beautiful.

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