The trees aside the snowy winter fields

have a tragic ethereal skeletal quality.

Against gray skies, they’re lacy delicate beautiful.

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This beauty interrupted, the deer body lays twisted,

staring with dead dark eyes

into oncoming traffic.

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Bleak and negative, grays and whites and blacks

linear strips of trees stand guard against the open cold air

Witnesses to Winter’s passing, Earth’s small nudge in space.

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