Poem from Jennifer Lagier

Updated: Sep 11, 2018



Deer in the Headlights

Half asleep and bleary

from lack of coffee,

I stumble onto mist-shrouded trail.

My clumsy trespass startles

a doe and her two spotted fawns.

At first, they are wary,

pause to observe my

jerky, arthritic progress

with huge dark eyes

as they swivel tan funnel ears.


I’m the crude interloper

interrupting their breakfast,

on a solitary quest to seek

revelatory epiphanies

among fern, flowers, compost.


About Jennifer Lagier

Jennifer Lagier has published fourteen books. Her work has appeared in multiple scholarly and literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools, currently edits the Homestead Review, and helps coordinate Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Newest books: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press), Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle Press). Website: http://jlagier.net

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