First Steps

First Steps

A Chapter by Dave Brown



I saw her slip from the trees

Looking carefully every way

Usually inclined to stay hidden

Until the end of each day


And behind her, a spotted fawn

For it, the world was all new

Each step was an experience

On this initial debut


The rains had now returned

The fields again sweet and green

Soon they would trim all our plants

Which were their favorite cuisine


I turned, slipping carefully away

No need to frighten the fawn

They would now spend a quiet night

Until daylight returned with dawn


© 2021 Dave Brown

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It's a very rare moment indeed when I see a deer or a family of them out in the open. I worry for them being driven out of their habitat for whatever reason but to see how close they stick together. Wow, what a sight. Your poem is lovely.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Dave Brown

3 Weeks Ago

we are right on the edge of the 'forest' and basically deer visit us every night to eat our unprotec.. read more
A wonderful poem my friend. To see nature come alive. A blessing for our eyes and thank you Dave for sharing the amazing poetry.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Dave Brown

3 Weeks Ago

I often see older fawns and younger deer but a heavily spotted fawn is a bit of a rarity
Hope.. read more
Coyote Poetry

1 Week Ago

You are welcome Dave.
This is a beautiful poem & the reader can visualize your scene clearly. This is too uncanny. I just wrote a Halloween poem (not gentle & graceful like yours) & Witchy Kitty mauls/eats Dawn Fawn . . . I'll post in a day or two. (Don't want people to get sick of Halloween theme!) But it's funny we're both writing about similar scenes . . . you being gentle, me being mean (((HUGS)))

Posted 3 Weeks Ago

Dave Brown

3 Weeks Ago

when in fact the opposite is true
I will tit for tat the Halloween postings starting in Octread more

3 Weeks Ago

Just posted "Witchy Kitty" by the way . . . the anti-DB version of this story . . .

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