Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Preening Autumn

Preening Autumn
Exploits her moment in the waning sun
Defiant joy on every breeze
That ferries leaves of ruby and lemon
Down boulevards still drenched in golden light
Pouring out her cornucopia
Spilling bounty freely given
But her moment fades until, at last,
Her face flushed persimmon orange
She collapses into Winter
And sleeps just one more year

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