His ardour consumed him
as he urged her to push forward.
To gain better traction of the slippery route,
he dug his heels into her sides,
holding her firmly with masterful hands.
With eyes glazed in purpose and passionate zeal,
they forged ahead,
man and beast in one fluid movement,
as they rushed victorious to the finish line.
© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha