Autumn is on fire yet I walk through unscathed.

November 7, 2010

Pine needles
pricked my
outstretched hands
as Summer beat a retreat
and Autumn came.
_______________

After a long season’s
work
summer clocks off.
In stumbles autumn,
bleary-eyed.
_______________

Autumn equinox:
summer is stowed away
in the cerulean attic
till its solstice
next year.
_______________

Summer light
ebbs.
Autumn evening
begins
to fall.
_______________

House ablaze
with scarlet fire
as autumn-bright ivy
licks
the walls.
_______________

Sweet autumn:
curling yellow leaves
strewn across
pavements
like popcorn.
_______________

Veined, ruddy
Fall(en) leaves
stretched taut.
_______________

Candles on a cake
leaves on a tree in autumn
eyes closed, make a wish.
_______________

Naked boughs
bare bark
auburn blanket around the base.
_______________

November beckons
October’s last gasp carried
away by hallowed eve.
_______________

I said *autumn*
she said *fall*
I fell (for her).
_______________

After the rain
they play hopscotch
in
the
puddles.
_______________

Trees
wrapped in bark
leaves hang
like
drop earrings.
_______________

Christmas tree
standing proud
in his fir coat
all
spruced up.
_______________

Translucent petals
glow
sun’s rays linger.
_______________

Crisp November morn
jackfrost contemplates
jack-o’-lantern’s
dying
glow.
_______________

Moonlit silence
broken by the
beating
wings
of an owl.
_______________

Lying
on a bed of
pine needles
tangled roots
for my pillow.
_______________

Twinkling stars
above a bed
of leaves
your arm
my pillow.
_______________

Squinting flowers,
dewy-eyed,
stretch and yawn
as dawn gives way
to day.

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One Response to “Autumn is on fire yet I walk through unscathed.”

  1. Heather said

    Each piece
    A season
    To possess
    To relish
    Then let go
    From unfolded palms

    Beautiful Peter!

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