Tagged: fall

the white azaleas

the white azaleas
dad planted at the side of
our house wave so long,

so long when we back out of the
driveway from winter to fall
.
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the things you didn’t

the things you didn’t
grow up with will always surprise
you even years from

now – with wonder, still, the snow
falling and sticking, on repeat
.
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every once in a

every once in a
while, snow graces us with its
presence, followed by

a glistening grin when we fall,
slipping on our naïveté
.
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and here is the hour

and here is the hour
you withheld from yourself last
winter in order

to enjoy it today – delayed
gratification hooey
.
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for every eighty-

for every eighty-
six trees that want to remain
grounded, there is one

that not only yearns for more
light, but will be willing to fall
.
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let’s promise to stay

october takes its

october takes its
final walk-through, checks off its
list twice, ready to

hand over its keys, for better
or worse, surely more colorful
.
20211031:1220
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four weeks before we

four weeks before we
gather, we are testing the
elasticity

of our roots, extending each
fiber to strengthen support
.
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not knowing any-

not knowing any-
thing about fly fishing and
walking in water,

we stood at the water’s edge,
taking bets on when he’d fall in
.
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we are down by the

we are down by the
river, taking our cue from
the great blue heron,

fishing for a breeze in this
record warmth of october
.
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