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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

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014

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Date: 10/4/2014 8:28:00 AM
Sorrow and solitude, yet beauty and peace are peeking through. Awesome!
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Date: 10/2/2014 11:35:00 PM
Daver, go back to my Twerked poem. I left the link to the twerking videos . You gotta check it out. Are you putting me on about not knowing what it is?
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Date: 10/2/2014 5:32:00 PM
"Absently inhaling the chlorophyll"..,very original, Daver!:) Sorry I'd had to run off before reading more... This feels abject and desolate, especially after having read that you've 9 porch cats that came to breakfast; of the places where they need to hide and hang out. Daver, you've a kind heart and a generous soul. I wonder if these animals ever think or dream of the things that were or had been, of "some ghostly pair seated on the steps". Keep well, love, Mikki.
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Date: 10/1/2014 3:55:00 PM
glad to see this melancholy one got posted over here today!
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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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