havenwoods is wisconsin’s only urban state forest, here in the city of milwaukee. it was developed for about a hundred years, but has been reclaimed now and features grasslands, woodlands, and wetlands. this was my first time visiting in the winter, and skiing was a treat.
i used my old flipphone for this outing, so pictures aren’t what they could be. but, hey, we work with the tools at hand, yes?
three white tails
below the bank
in silence they are gone
this forest lives in the city
deer and thistle don’t mind—
divided only in mind
tannins brown the streamwater
and small feet trouble the mudbank
finch just wants a winter-drink
my favorite winter vehicle.