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Chasing the Wind

Story ID:6984
Written by:Richard Laurent. Provencher (bio, contact, other stories)
Organization:Retired
Story type:Poem
Location:Truro, Nova Scotia Canada
Year:2011
Person:Richard L. Provencher
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Chasing the Wind

Cautious hooves pause
within morning’s misty silence,
and a deer gathers strength
within the lamp of his inheritance

nearby, others share this habitat
jealous for his flesh

quickly launching hoofed feet
young buck crosses ridges,
sheltered ravines, a deadly race
from three coyotes as shadows in
the forest, anxious for a taste
of fresh kill

the escape continues across
clear-cuttings, down ancient trails
muddying cool streams,
and during a pause disappears

pursuing hunters tested by a majestic
foe, bested by this noble Prince.

© Richard L. Provencher
Website: www.wsprog.com/rp/