the sand absorbs and hides the ancient ruins

“Hurry up and wait”

the rising west wind royal pennants ruffled
a hoof stamped
the festooned bay shook off fly harness rattled
a trooper coughed
the fierce desert sun peeked above the rim
a tail lifted
the officers blind to the enemy tent billowed
a spear dropped
the harsh reprimand an abashed warrior
a veteran sneered
the bloody battle would winnow the ranks
a trumpet sang
the lines advanced to staccato drumming
a bladder emptied
the rising west wind taste sharp tang of fear

The Daily Post and Three Word Wednesday #495 prompts

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