Buzzing and Nuzzling
The young chestnut brown deer nuzzled against his snow-white woolly friend in the meadow.
Hundreds of yellow buttercups shielded them from the outsiders.
Sunbeams reached from the blue sky to warm the sleepy couple.
Lolli Lamb lay her gentle head on the fuzzy bronze neck of her friend Derry Deer.
Lolli grinned as she thought about Derry’s white tuft of a tail sticking up as he protected her from Old Grey Bully Goat.
No one saw this but her.
Derry’s long legs running through the meadow, jumping over chilly streams and leaping through green thickets, were like fingers strumming a guitar.
His sweet and sad melody rang in Lolli’s heart and pulled on the strings of her colorful soul.
Derry’s sounds buzzed in her ear like the bees when they make golden honey and hummed like the sparrows when they welcome the orange sun over the crest.
Derry’s big brown loving, longing, eyes pierced through Lolli’s sentimental soul.
Lolli kissed each of Derry’s creamy eyelids, which told him I love you too.
Derry flicked a red and black ladybug off the soft pink inside of Lolli’s ear.
He woke and realized he was dreaming of Lolli.
Derry remembered that Lolli was not nuzzled beside him in the green field any longer, but rather on a journey in a faraway land.
A tear squeezed from Derry’s big brown eye.
Derry felt a slight breeze and a snow-white butterfly dried his tear with her silky wing.
The tiniest bit of pink spotted the tip of the butterfly’s wing.
Kim Crawford-Meeks revised 10.22.2018; 07.02.2019