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The doe speaks by Jeanne Cannizzo

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The Doe speaks

Yeah, I know. Its the antlers

But I would still like to point out: I am a giant too

I’m just as iIrish, or not, as he is .

And I’m an elk too, or not.

But I am not in the museum hall of fame.

School kid don’t ‘ooh’ and ‘augh’ while gazing up at my skeleton

Yeah I know, it’s the horns

or maybe too few of us have been found.

Doe’s I mean

Maybe that’s it

We’re not so stupid as to fall in a bog.