Dear Heart

In the wild a lone deer 
A sound that no other human can hear
The deer does not know that I am watching from a safe distance
The lone deer leaps in the air and run quickly through the meadow

I thought something was chasing the lone deer but the area is protected
From predators except for man who hunts the deer in the late early winter

Park preserver and neighboring communities say that
the deer need to be culled
Because they destroy the habitat  

A long high pitched sound like a child crying is heard
in the center of the meadow

I stand on a park bench because I thought a child was in trouble
But I could not see anyone and I am nervous because I could not see what I could hear
The sound was like blood curdling
The sound was like a warning
But no other humans could hear the sound 
The sound was from the dear’s heart
Do you believe



About melbrake

Mel Brake is an awarding winning Philadelphia based poet/singer/song writer, whose poetry has appeared in several media outlets and journals, including Philadelphia Poets 2007, 2008 and 2009, Mad Poets Review, Fox Chase Review, and The Philadelphia Bulletin. In addition, Long Island Sounds: An Anthology of Poetry, Writing Outside The Lines (WOSTL) Anthology, Word Riot Magazine, The New Verse News, Word Salad Magazine and Poetry Ink 2010 has published his works. Recently, his band, the Mel Brake Family Band performed a benefit concert at Cross Road Café in Delaware County. He is the Founder and Executive Director of MPW, a non-profit organization, focusing on using the arts to reach children in the Tri-state area. In addition, his first chapbook, “Obama Poetry Project” is available at: MelBrakEpress.blogspot.com.
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