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Topic: Autumn/Fall (08/27/09)
TITLE: Autumn steals the senses
By Keith Wallis
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a crisp-gripping brightness
in the playground of leaves.
Trees loft a light-show
of dying greens,
polishings of bronze.
Impatient tomorrow waits
its cloak of unshading
the emptying branches,
a chilling call to winter;
the harbinger of fleeting days,
and the mourning grey morning chill.
A dried leaf shuffle scoots on growing breezes
percussion for the beat of the day.
Birds gossip, gathering on platform limbs
waiting for their flight to be called,
air traffic control – a wonder in the wind.
Autumn steals the senses,
the incense of fruit
beckons bee and wasp
and drifts as a cloud.
The ghost of Summer smiles;
its new apparel
a golden expression,
a regal farewell.
The enjoyment of temporary calm
in this cacophony of colour
and shifting light
disguises the change.
To everything there is a season.
In the wings,
an insinuation of Winter.
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