In Pursuit of Dreams

 The deer stands in
absolute silence
 
frozen
in a posture of acute
observation.
 
Under the slightest hint of threat
the deer darts
away, dancing through the trees
pausing periodically,
 
reassessing the threat
then abruptly
continuing its zigzag
tap
dancing
on the dirt, never
allowing its pursuer to
catch up.
 
Many the curious wanderer
is drawn to follow
a majestic deer.
They become disoriented,
 
lost in the pursuit they roam
encountering adventures
and worlds they’d never known.