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SeptPoWriMo 19

Did not have the time to take a picture 
of the deer close to the path on our walk
instead the camera captured blurry
leaves and stones that might have been foraged if
that dog had not come walking behind us
sending the deer away into the woods
where they might have rejoined the family
we have been seeing further from the path
perhaps a mother with two of her own
minding their business as we like to do
along this path until we see creatures
who might just find a way to outlive us
if retreat is any indication
they depend upon us staying away

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher