Decoy Shoot


I take a leak on the edge
Of a field of unripe corn
Four stags rise up
And gaze at me.
I fumble for my camera
Aperture wide, ISO high
Frame the shot steady,
Ready to fire.
I can feel them move
Like a convoy of ships
Across the horizon
In the blue hour.
My shutter echoes,
A salvo of gunfire
Burns my ears
Tremors shudder up
through my body.

David StreetDecoy Shoot

The sunset by the River Ant at How Hill had failed to inspire. I was desperate for a leak and stopped by a field of unripe corn. The earth vibrated where I stood, I looked up and saw 4 stags staring at me in the gloom. There were 8 all together and I could feel them move in convoy through the field the only sound was the crushing of the corn.

David Street