Kathryn Atwood

Deer in the Graveyard at 16th Street

Two creatures fly silent between the still stones;
heads back, eyes wide, hooves touching down madly, surely,
swifter than the wind or death, who hunts them,
tail twitching, nose to the earth. 



Kathryn Atwood is the author of four young adult collective biographies for the Chicago Review Press. Her poetry has appeared in Freefall, Light and Life Magazine, Peeking Cat Poetry, Poetry Breakfast, Secondwind, Subtle Tea, The Same Press, and Void Magazine. Her book and video reviews have appeared in multiple print and online journals including Afterimage, PopMatters, and Wild Violet Literary Magazine.

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  1. I love this simple, elegant image of these two deer “swifter than the wind or death, free in a cemetery. I wish to be a free spirit in the face of death. Beautiful poem.

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