Tuesday, December 27, 2011

autumn 2011

sweater on
sweater off...
first red leaf

frosted windshield
I glance back
at summer

skittering leaves —
I gather the last handful
of scarlet runners

lakeside breeze
a yellow maple
shedding sunlight

the pale glow
of alley maples —
path of the moon

apple harvest —
weighing the future
of honeybees

playground path
a leaf with a mind
of its own

first cold snap
I defrost
my freezer

autumn clouds
carrying sunset's colors...
I count the days