Deer with Attitude

I don’t think that I’m imagining seeing more deer around than usual this fall. We always see a lot this time of year. And when we see them they usually take off in the opposite direction. This year, they are just standing around looking at us like they’re stoned. If the deer were guys in the city, they’d have a toothpick hanging out of mouths & be hitching up their pants: “What you lookin’ at, punk?”

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Humanities at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press (2001). He lives with his wife Carole, two Jack Russell terriers, Jett & Penny, & a Chocolate Lab, Angel, on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.

2 thoughts on “Deer with Attitude”

  1. I hate it when tey leave their crushed beer cans lying around. Next thing you know the hookers will be trolling our road — does in high heels, miniskirts & Harley Davidson tank tops.

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