Sarah Getty


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Deer, 6:00 Am

The deer--neck not birch trunk, eyes
not leaf or shadow, comes clear
from nowhere at the eye's edge.
The woman's legs stop.Her mind
lags, then flashes, "Deer at edge
of the woods."The deer's eyes, black
and fragile, stare back and stop

her breathing.The breeze drops.Light
shines every leaf.She enters
that other world, her feet stone
still on the path.The deer stands
pat and takes her in.Antlered,
static as an animal--
not a statue, photograph,

any substitute--can be
because it wants to, it includes
her in the world it ...

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