Deer Crossing


Driving south
snow covered
spruce

stretch
ancient limbs
in starlight

tall shadows
silent
and searching

on the highway
a deer wanders
into view

we linger
in the headlights
both of us seeking

solitude

By Bradley McIlwain


Bradley McIlwain lives in Ontario, Canada where he is inspired by songs in nature, and examining our relationships within it. Bradley graduated from the University of Toronto’s iSchool, where he received his M.I. in Library and Information Science. His micro-chapbook, Holding On, can be enjoyed online as a free download at the Origami Poems Project. Bradley’s latest collection of poems, Elementals (IOWI, 2015) is now available on Amazon and Indigo.

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