The other night I woke to my two dogs
barking incessantly from the foot of my bed
the catalyst a large white-tailed deer
standing at the corner of the yard
clearly debating what to do about
all the fences everywhichwhere
among the yards on my street.
What to do where to go what to do
which way to jump whether to jump at all.
I too am unsure what to do where to go
how to get there once I figure it all out
fences of another kind blocking.
But unlike that deer I have
short legs and am not much
of a one for jumping.