Tuesday, October 26, 2010


North Carolina Fall

Autumn in North Carolina
The leaves change slowly
mid-October and trees are still green.
Reality a secret:
The time is short

Fall slinks into view in North Carolina
Red and orange and yellow moving across the landscape slowly
Travelling along a fallopian tube
The movement of color along a path of water
The movement of life along a secret vessel

And then you see it
Flashes of red, tints of orange
Fatigue, ennui
Tree tips dazzle in the sunlight
Mood swings give no clue

And then it is November
All the leaves litter the ground
A brown carpet
And the egg that was in your womb
Is in your blood
Secret life, secret color
Gone for another season.

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