MoonPath Press Author: Terry Persun
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Terry Persun

Terry Persun

Terry's Web Site: http://terrypersun.com

Terry Persun is a full-time writer, and has published two poetry collections, six poetry chapbooks, and six novels through small, independent presses. His latest novel, Cathedral of Dreamsis a finalist for the ForeWord magazine Book of the Year Award, and his literary novel, Sweet Song won a Silver IPPY Award.

Terry’s poems and short stories have been published in numerous independent and university journals, including Wisconsin Review, Yarrow, Riverrun, NEBO, Oyez Review, Hiram Poetry Review, Owen Wister Review, Kansas Quarterly, Rag Mag, Poet Lore, Whiskey Island, Colorado-North Review, Widener Review, Context South and many others.

And Now This

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Poem from And Now This

Cheating the Deer

Dad built our house along
Beautys Run Road in a hollow
he knew well because
he hunted there for years.

Deer crossed our front porch
late in twilight evenings.

We hunted the hills
anyway, settling into an early
snow like a security blanket,
waiting to get a bead on a buck
as it rushed over a knoll
or traveled slowly through woods
taking footsteps that sounded
human to the untrained ear.

After years of hunting,
the deer sidetracked us,
leaped over the embankment
near our ten acre field
of lost dreams.

Standing near the barn,
we’d shoot them as they flew
through the air and they’d tumble
into a heap of winter dinners.