I know you think they look cute, but…


I see pictures of forlorn fawns

pop up in my feed.

And I know that you think they’re cute,

but I know the

familiar swell of anxiety

bubbling up in my chest.

The photo,

taken moments before their

muzzle opens

to exact revenge.


I’d rather see:

a goat, or a turtle,

or a bird of paradise

Than the shrouded eyes

of a buck.


Read more about my fear of deer here.