Deer Tracks

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Across deserted

fields, under fire,

prints of his last run

leave their mark, pairs

of tiny split hearts,

coursing the ground

like tears.

* * *

Poem and photo by Mary O’Connor. “Deer Tracks” reprinted from Dreams of a Wingless Child, Mary O’Connor, Wheatmark Press © 2007.


6 thoughts on “Deer Tracks

  1. Your photo and poem are so timely! We saw similar tracks yesterday while snowshoeing in CO. When we go back out today, I will smile knowingly if we see any more “tears” in the snow.


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