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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Poem for the day

To celebrate National Poetry Month
Poems by authors in Chatham/Lee counties.

Twin Fawns

Two fawns barely old enough

to graze slip inside the white

taped fence from the shelter

of the woods, their spots still

bright, their mother on patrol.

I look away and sigh

at the disorder of

my kitchen—last night’s

pasta with Italian sausage

onions and green peppers

took a lot of pots. I ought

to clean up my mess now.

But these are the first twins

I’ve seen this year, fresh

and glittering, so I look back

only to find them gone.

Any pursuit of wonder

requires obsessive vigilance.

Judith Stanton

From The Deer Diaries

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