Monday, November 19, 2012

the first
crow braves the
guts pile
the stillness
by the shot

Monday, November 28, 2011

utter stillness
from behind the hunter
a deer snorts

Sunday, November 27, 2011

the buck pauses
under the empty tree stand

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

crows at the gut pile
enjoy their feast

Saturday, November 20, 2010

deer opener
the distant sound of
geese honking

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

flight birds
just as quickly they
are          gone

Monday, November 01, 2010

first snow -
in the blind a box of
powdered donuts

Friday, October 29, 2010

roadside trucks
sprouting up everywhere -
bow season

Sunday, October 24, 2010

sunny side up -
the waitress's smile as she
takes my order

Saturday, October 23, 2010

3:30 am -
duck hunters drink coffee at
the all-night diner

Monday, October 18, 2010

Ohio Turnpike -
deer marked with orange
traffic cones

Saturday, October 09, 2010

dead grouse
on the side of the road
- north country

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

town clerk -
carefully describing the
buck in her yard

Monday, September 13, 2010

the butcher orders
a new knife

Friday, June 11, 2010

early morning
the deer walks past targets
at the gun range

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

carrion beetles
inside the deer skull
- spring cleaning

Sunday, April 18, 2010

in lush spring grass
a woodchuck chews deliberately
away from the house
where on a shelf a copy of Walden
sits unopened and unread

Saturday, March 06, 2010

faded target
on the rifle range frame
--winter's end

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

day's end --
retracing my footprints
in the snow

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

the blood trail
ending at the water's edge -
gutshot deer

Friday, December 18, 2009

after the kill
bloody fingerprints
on the antlers

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

predawn stillness
in the distance . . . that first
turkey gobble

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

geese coming
in low over the treetops
. . . take 'em

Saturday, March 14, 2009

off season
window shopping for a new
pickup truck

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

the ribs
of the deer
in spring

Monday, March 09, 2009

first robins -
up in the pastures

Friday, March 06, 2009

March twilight
sniffing around the hen house
the first fox of spring

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

evening sun
somewhere in the brush
a woodcock peents

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

a rope dangles
from an empty tree stand -
spring woods

Monday, March 02, 2009

season's end -
in the Penny Saver
guns for sale