the perfect description
breaking the lifeless limbs
crumbling aged logs
on hands and knees
following the blacktail trails
behind me a path of destruction, change
two point buck
roused from his bed
nibbles here and there
antlers curve in the ghost of last light
*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
Luther Allen reads from and signs The View from Lummi Island at 7:00pm, Tuesday, November 16, 2010, at Village Books.