Michal (Mitak) Mahgerefteh is an award-winning poet and artist from Virginia. She is the author of four poetry collections and the editor and publisher of Poetica Magazine. Her collage mixed media and digital art have been been published in print and electronically and exhibited in the US in galleries, art centers, and museums. Michal is currently developing a new iPad painting technique by using only one artist application on her iPad. More of her work can be viewed at www.michalmahgerefteh.com.
It took three shots to kill my first deer. The first bullet hit at the base of her lungs and exited out the left shoulder. With awkward, halting leaps, the doe bounded forward about twenty yards and then stopped. I rose from the weeds along the tree line and walked out into the field, focusing on the dark hole in the middle of her side. Read more