I was driving home at 2-3 am the other night, and I happened to glance to my right. There was the far right lane, and on its other side was a concrete divider that separated the highway from a long entrance to an exit ramp that went up beneath an overpass. Concrete on both sides of the lane.

There was a deer running the wrong way down the lane between the concrete walls, but as I looked, she whirled around and started running back the other way. I wanted to hope she would find her way off the road more easily if she ran that way, since there was a grassy hill where the ramp sloped up, but you know how some idiots still speed on ramps…

She looked so scared.

That’s all I kept thinking the whole rest of the way home. How scared she looked.