• Gary Hunter

Dodging the Kestrel - Jan. 11, 2021

what ears tell a deer

in the snapping twig


and nostrils pronounce to the mouse

in a pungent odor

eyes describe for the dove

by the shadow bearing down all flee the carefree hillside

its sheets and sheets of lavender flowers

race to the mountain’s crevasse

its brush and shadow


listen


sniff


peek listen danger passed

three silent prayers rise

the kind you and I were never taught

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