the first shiver of sun,

golden leaves descend

on the bare shoulder of earth.


the lukewarm shower

is like wax, slowly

peeling the dreams away.


a famished moon

hung on one side,

settles like fog.


the incense of winter

from an old fireplace,

stories with an orange glow.


5 thoughts on “autumn

  1. The last one may be my favorite–love the “incense of winter”–but the effect of the jeweled string of them is peaceful and meditative. The shower/dreams in the midst of all the nature imagery is terrific.

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