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The Whisper

A whisper in the twilight,

Drifting with the snow.

 

Deathly stillness pressing,

Tight and true.

 

Dark eyes wide, watchful,

The whisper, heard.

 

Ears swivel, head rising.

Heart pounding, a life upon the brink.

 

Splayed hooves, a middle line,

A pointed toe frozen, watching.

 

A keening wail coursing down.

A broken, savaged silence.

 

Splayed feet leaping, bounding

Striking upon the stones.

 

Death has come ahunting,

Seeking blood and bone.

 

Woodland dancer heels alight,

Toes touching, bouncing down, away.

 

With the doe, with the dreams.

Down, away flies all there is,

All that seems...

'Of wings and words and dancing milkweed seeds...'