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The Hunt

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The Hunt

Panicked tiny footprints, zigzag, sharp;
Each an arrow hungry for direction.
Across them, newer, the fully-fledged
Outlines of boots, strong, deep.

Ahead, the bootprints side by side,
Suddenly, decisively:  imagine the arms.
Further on still, the arrows stagger,
Stop, and fading blood reds the way. 

This is the tale the snow tells,
Along the ugly, thorn-jagged hedge.
Its record is brief, the warmer winds
Of oblivion will sweep in, soon, too soon.

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  1. Date: 10/5/2011 1:40:00 PM
    Good write. Maybe I'm a hypocrite, but shooting animals for sport sickens me. congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 12:20:00 PM
    Thanks, Carol, you are always encouraging - it is appreciated!

  1. Date: 11/30/2010 1:20:00 AM
    Mimi, why does not understanding make you proud?