Horse Girl / by Megan Hollingsworth

She sets herself up for failure

by choices she makes to prove

she is wrong and unworthy

as she was taught from the start

and reminded later

when even the straight A's

weren't enough to keep him

around for the graduation party.

She is proof

perfect is not perfect enough

to be loved.

Megan ~3 years old. Riding bareback. Led by a trustworthy neighbor.

Megan ~3 years old. Riding bareback. Led by a trustworthy neighbor.

Know the self           

Megan on her 6th birthday. She did not get the horse. She did get the saddle and the stand to feed her imagination.

Megan on her 6th birthday. She did not get the horse. She did get the saddle and the stand to feed her imagination.

to forget the self.

Megan ~11 years old. Practicing in the ring.

Megan ~11 years old. Practicing in the ring.