Cautious Lookout

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Moving along the trail, sweat runs down my back

Suddenly . . . both feet hastily stop in their tracks

 

Mother deer and fawn walk into my view

My eyes check the scene for any clues

 

The pair ventures cautiously across

Deserting another doe, feeling lost

 

My body stands rigid, still, and tall

Not intending to panic them at all

 

Mother steps back, standing quietly still

Starring back, I am amazed at this thrill

 

Her young fawn follows with a few steps

Looking to mother for guidance, you bet

 

Feeling the pleasure of stopping to watch

These two deer pause . . . I feel caught

 

Time stands still for a few seconds longer

My eyes survey with an inquisitive hunger

 

Alas, my camera didn’t make this walk

Now, only this writer’s verses will talk

 

Prudently, the vigilant doe keeps an eye on me

Protecting her fawn from any danger she sees

 

The two deer meander back into the woods

Probably glad to be done with me for good

 

This moment in time creates delicious prose

Not often do deer pause briefly, just to pose

 

The mother proves to be a cautious lookout

When she and her timid fawn wander about

 

Dear readers, have you experienced any encounters with deer or other wild animals.  You are invited to share your experiences with a comment.  I look forward to reading and replying back.

8 thoughts on “Cautious Lookout

  1. “These two deer pause . . . I feel caught”

    Talk about a deer being caught in the headlights, literally! 😄 I’ve never encountered deers, for where I live, we don’t have any.

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