Eleventh in the WinteRed series, I Promise is a broadside elegantly designed and printed on 8.5 x 14" paper.
It is winter. Thick wet snow padding. Branches are broken, trees cracked by a recent ice storm. I cross over the bridge. On the right and below, where the river flooded and now is thick and iced, I see a deer hanging over the branch of a tree.
Velvety, frozen, not even the birds have set to eating it. The deer hangs like the fate of beauty among the branches and snow.
FANNY HOWE is the author of over twenty books of poetry and fiction, including On the Ground, Gone, Saving History, Famous Questions, and The Quietist.