Why Must They Behave Like Such Animals? | Stephanie Meador

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I saw a doe today
She trod the fine line
That runs along the forest’s edge
Where wildflowers cease
And water-hogging sod sits
Perhaps she ventured solo
To the outskirts of the human zoo
Or other deer waited just beyond the brush
To hear her recount the peculiar nature
Of the bipedal neighbors
Creatures so quick to bring
her brothers to his knees
Creatures so quick
To lodge a bullet
in whom they please

Stephanie is a recent graduate of the University of Central Arkansas. Her work has been published by 501 Life Magazine, The Vortex Magazine of Literature and Fine Art, Reedsy, and Haunted Words Press.

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