The footprints tell a story of their very own
Of an adventure gone wrong
Of the deer thwarted in her nightly feeding mealtime
By an unexpected visitor waiting to prey on her flesh
She had to run and escape for her life
Heart pounding in her chest
The double set of footprints hurredily laid out in the snow
Marked by red spatterings from her wounds
Showing she wouldn’t give up the fight
Her pursuer kept on through the forest determined for his dinner
But her grace and courage got her out of one more fight for her life
And she would live on for another day with battle scars attesting to her bravery
As a predator starves in the shadows