When I arrived at work today,
I saw another sign of spring.
Three white-tailed deer ran across the green space
behind my office building.
Suddenly the third ran back the same way it had come
and began to hop around in a spirit of unbridled joy.
Photo: James Donner www.country-magazine.com
The wind was sharp and cold, but the day was sunny,
and I can only imagine the deer
were responding to the whispers of emerging spring.