Tagged: october

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
.
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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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this is and isn’t

we stock our freezer

we stock our freezer
with summer berries for an
uncertain winter,

tucking them into october,
november, sliced into weeks
.
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waking up to a

october is not

october is not
at all shy, walks into the
garden, as if he

owns the week – in the corner,
september sadly retreats
.
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on a scale of summer-

on a scale of summer-
to-autumn, October has
finally tipped the scale
slightly in favor of
cooling down. we sit
on our Brooklyn
stoops, greeting
and enjoying
the last of the
last of the last
of summer – hi, it’s
good to see you again

.
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autumn finds us

washing rice in

washing rice in
autumn, my fingers
turn cold under
running water,
remembering
my grandmother’s
hands, already two
weeks’ frozen
.
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October draws a

October draws a
line
in quick sand –
i do not mean to get
this close, stuck
in between your
living and your
death, sunk
and sunk again
.
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