Joshua Edds :: Time ::


Southern Legitimacy Statement: I was born in West Virginia but have called the Carolinas home for the last 16 years.


I shot a doe as she stood by her fawn

A yearling born in the spring

The fawn looked bewildered after the shot

But followed her mother into the woods

I followed the trail but found no blood

Until I crossed the crest of a hill and found the doe

Her lifeless body painted the dead winter leaves

In shiny pools or vibrant red

Her fawn was long gone and alone

I am certain she didn’t know

She didn’t understand

How can time heal all wounds

When sometimes it takes a while for wounds to bleed?