2769

Picnic.
full sun
on glass top lake
the laddered Pines,her hand
behind the boat,the lunch
spread on damp grass,the wine we drink
still cool

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2768

Autumns.
come with
fallen gold leaves
the hearty soups,the greys
that stretch to days,the smells
walks bring in rain,the dews that shine
silk webs

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2767

Stranded.
beach fizzed
with slapping waves,
the seaweed smells,the yells
inside the wind,the crowd
in gathered boats,the fight to save
all whales

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2766

Once.
to waste
be wild with drink,
the rakish talk,the struts
into the bar,the scorns
I turn to fights,till one by one
they fall

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2765

Forever.
spring grows
just four green things,
the bursting buds,the grass
the sparrows peck,the moss
stains to old trees,the love of each
first kiss

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2764

Rear-view.
don’t look
and yet you must
the smoking tyres,the calm
before the smash,the eyes
that stare you back,her pig-tail head’s
first jolt

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2763

Jogging.
last tree
still sunset red,
the birding cats,the swing
the child kicks high,the kite
above the park,the smell of meals
comes night

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2762

Forest.
with mists
come silent things,
the egg warm nests,the mould’s
slime of the leaves,the thrust
the mushrooms make,the sun on dawn’s
first hour

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2761

Recalled.
in thoughts
the swaying swing,
the lighted porch,the smile
of the first kiss,the lives
we talked to share,her curls of hair
I smell

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2760

Attic.
suns fade
the childhood things
the gingham dress,the hat
that names the school,the sash
the swimmer won,the music sheets
from class

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