The Orange Room Review

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by Yermiyahu Ahron Taub

When the rider was shot from the horse,
the horse continued down the road.
Suddenly it stopped and turned around.
Returning, pausing, sweating.  And so it went: back and forth.
None of the retreating cavalrymen stopped to calm or claim it.

YERMIYAHU AHRON TAUB is the author of The Insatiable Psalm: Poems (, which explores the love between an ultra-Orthodox Jewish mother and her gay son. His Yiddish and English language poems, one of which was nominated for the Pushcart Prize, have appeared in numerous publications, including The Adirondack Review, Eclectica Magazine, Five Fingers Review, Free Verse, Prairie Schooner, The Salt River Review, Tsukunft and Yugntruf.