These were saw horses, but I tried
to tell the guy who said he saw horses
that what he may have seen were horses,
but they were saw-horses and the word
was used in only the most referential way
for the support stands with wide-splayed
legs that carpenters and saw-men use to
support the wood for the project at hand.
And that even though he swears he saw
horses, they were only saw-horses.