its 3:00am Two lane road , all curves you dark woods you dont see the deer but you hear a noise.
the moon is glowing you crank the wheel, stamp both feet on the brake , and step out the car and start running the car lights angled up at the trees and see the deer lies on its side. back legs scrambling ,back legs paralyzed , dead.
you watch for a while . it tires , lies still. you pick the deer up like a bride
you put it in the back of the car some how you steer the car and head home.
your father is waiting up watching tv he's angry you tell him somewhat of what happened : the dark road, the deer you couldnt avoid .
he opens the tail gate drags the quivering deer by the leg . your father walks to the tool shed comes back lugging a concrete block.