it’s been with me all day long. just the briefest moment, eye contact with a dead deer at the side of the 73 tollway as it crosses over laguna canyon. police cars with lights flashing, two civilian cars pulled to the side of the road. but all i saw was you, deer.
i felt you with me today. i’d turn a corner in the gallery and there you’d be. i’d look up in the bathroom mirror and there you’d be. i was typing a press release and there you were in the letters on the page. it was uncanny how you laid next to me in my office, quiet and cold.
and then tonight, the sunset made your soul come to me as i walked joey around the block. i believe you had a soul. i believe another deer, even more than one, are missing you tonight, wondering why you didn’t come back.