a dozen deer – February 22


a dozen deer leap across

the road, through two foot

snow, to disappear down

the hill and on out across

the length of the frozen



sheer joy. in numbers,

grace, frivolity, solidarity,

natural flow of family.

brothers, sisters, aunts

uncles. whatever.


do they think of it as we,

or does their attention

raise to some different



the great elk that summons,

enobles, lightens their

load, sharpens their

instincts, warms through

the shudder of their silken



for each a life and a life

force. voices of the One.


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