Autumnal

Autumnal

Autumnal 1080 1350 Laurie Koensgen

Not dormancy, but sleep’s precursor:
sheaves of shutting down.

Rust in the crankshaft, dust in the fields,
a languor in the clouds.

The leaves are listless in the eaves;
the trees are grieving their release.

Header photograph © Eon Alden.

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