This Fall

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Me

Fall is freezing over

the chill reminded me to pause

and gather myself into the harmony

before it was too late

gazing inwards

Smoky shadow highlights eyes

like the silver peaks peep atop the trees

garbled colors of a marble cake

mock the evaporating shades outside

Mimosa’s and Sangria’s in decanters

gingerly dance and tease

the flat puddle on the patio

just before 5:00

Scintilating golden, publishes itself

on an orange parchment sky

Tumbling luster powers through

a sea of baked crunchiness

I hold to myself

and watch as beauty disperses

into the moonlight

Dreams whisper themselves

inside the earth

while it is still tender

and surrenders to their secrets

realization of crumbling remnants

This fall, we played a make believe fall

but, pretence does not make it real

This fall, leaves tumble

to the ground, begging

to not allow another raging fire

This fall, chlorophyll cries

itself in heaps, adding tints

other than red to the

water graves of Irma

This fall, colors lock themselves

into a time warp, objecting

to the air that stinks of Charleston

This fall, pumpkins refuse to ripen

they are still grieving

the shrieks of Las Vegas

of floundering seasons

This fall, our shovels and rakes

lift up bones and flesh

instead of the usual ripe nature

This fall, the rustling

is from steps of nervous men

instead of the usual crisp wilderness

this fall

gazing inwards just before 5:00

yielding to the collapsing fall

realization of crumbling remnants

of mankind in floundering seasons

 

 

 

 

 

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