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Before the blink
of an eye, a deer
can leap three times
into mystery
and we say nothing
because words are priceless
but not all words are treasure.
Heaven shouts down
in a higher hush; and we
ascend with each
untaken breath
and sing
in silence, trying
to say the same thing.

Photo by Matthijs van Heerikhuize on Unsplash

David Athey

David Athey has published more than 200 poems and stories in journals such as The Iowa ReviewBerkeley Fiction ReviewSouthern Humanities ReviewCalifornia QuarterlySeattle Review, and Christianity & Literature. He teaches creative writing at Palm Beach Atlantic University.