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OUT THE WINDOW

OUT THE WINDOW

October 1st – There’s a tall tree down the block has   
      gone all red at top
in this green, early autumn

It’s quite an unusual year,
With more rain than summer’s want to yield

There’s been no mid-July burning of lawns,
And the trees, bushes, ground cover gone wild

The whole has tried to produce an out-of-door pinch,
And I often stand looking out a window,
Absently inhaling the chlorophyll

Houses on either side are vacant – the economy to
      blame – nor cat, nor dog reside,
But I image some ghostly pair seated on the steps,
      pets at their side 
    
I put all this down as a, sort of, flowing jet 
      companion to solitude,
And I – prisoner of the mind – watch black words 
      take form, 
Knowing there’s a whole, beautiful world with 
      nature’s abundant warmth out there
Just waiting to be joined by needful company

Dave Austin


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  1. Date: 10/1/2014 3:55:00 PM

    glad to see this melancholy one got posted over here today!
  1. Date: 10/1/2014 12:41:00 PM

    How lovely, I like the empty house part the best, imagining them sitting on the porch with their animals. Now weve had the driest summer/year in ages. It looked like fall in July.. Hope all is well with you.Always look for your name and know Im going to have a nice read. BG

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