On This Autumn Equinox

On This Autumn Equinox

On This Autumn Equinox 4000 3000 Lisa Stice

may the night cool the day
into a fog, dripping from trees
and roof’s overhang by morning

may I wake to the heron sounding
its long note as the sun hesitates
before making a fuzzy appearance

may my dog stop short of his run
to the lawn, put his nose to a single
wet blade and know change is here

may my daughter after her waking
press her hand against the window
then smile and understand

Header photograph © Caroline Bardwell.

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  • Barren Magazine issue 2 – Lisa Stice 09/25/2018 at 7:23 am

    […] you to Barren Magazine for including my poem “On This Autumn Equinox” in their beautiful issue 2. Barren Magazine is an online journal of prose, poetry and art. […]

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