Drifting Away Into the Fog

An hour ago, heads of the trees
Were shrouded in fog.
Later I looked, haze covered
Arms and shoulders.
Later still it covered their knees,
Eventually feet.
Only the roots seemed safe from fog.
 
Suddenly a deer walked down
From top of the hill,
Absolute in veil of mysterious mist,
Her breathing impossible to hear,
Suddenly appeared alone on the lawn,
Staring at me as though she could see
Straight through covering fog.
 
Could she see me or just hear my breath?
Off to the side, over the hill
Were others waiting for directions obscure?
Whatever the explanation,
Deer disappeared in the breeze,
Drifting away along with the fog.
I have no words to describe
What it was I couldn’t see.

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