The rebenque

She gives him the rebenque

and even in the hands of an 80-yearold man from Cholila

it whips the gallop into the horse who has no name

Eva holds it in her right hand and rides off

on a bay criollo

on a dried out lake in Santa Cruz

There’s a paso peruano in Córdoba named after it

so soft I’m not sure the owners know the meaning

The rebenque lingers around the heart

waiting to come alive

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