The Orange Room Review

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The Fawn

by Ace Boggess


bounds up the yard
its salted body wobbling

like a frigate storm- 
tossed across the undulating sea

it knows no violence
but absence

separated from its mother
by an unmeshed fence &

all the uncertainty 
that freedom is



ACE BOGGESS is the author of two books of poetry: The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014) and The Beautiful Girl Whose Wish Was Not Fulfilled (Highwire Press, 2003). His writing has appeared in Harvard Review, Mid-American Review, Atlanta Review, RATTLE, River Styx, Southern Humanities Review and many other journals. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.