A Game of Letters

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For those who rely on nature’s bounty,

long winters spell hardship

with frozen letters, fields of Scrabble.

Feet too tired to scratch the surface

will falter, flounder,

find greener pastures too intangible a profit,

and lie where they fall,

compost.

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This winter has been a difficult one for the large herds of whitetail deer which wander our area. Too run-down to hold out for spring, they are dying off in large numbers, weakened and diseased…This doe looks to be healthy – but healthy enough to give birth in a few months? Time will tell.