late afternoon sun
in early march
yesterday, driving home in late afternoon
ten deer made brazen by late winter hunger
dotted a snow-filled field.
ears pricked up as i passed,
but they were too hungry to stop eating,
too hungry to be wary.
i did not stop to take a picture,
did not want to disturb their forage.
but if i had, i would have told them
that i understand their hunger,
for i am just that hungry for the sun.