It’s easy to talk
yet say nothing.
In the woods behind Witherslack
we startled five deer.
They stood – fixed, staring –
then sprang away
clearing the fence effortlessly.
They told us everything
we didn’t want to know.
3rd Prize in Magma Editors’ Choice competition (2016),
and published in Magma Issue 65, Summer 2016, ISSN 1352-9269