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Small lotus leaves fall
to add to the squash-yellow mask covering the face.

Wooly-worms, left to themselves to crawl the bare wood,

sustain the bitter wind that scatters the leaves,
swirling and scratching the sidewalk,

a queen ready to transform.

A newfound silence, but not quite empty, the cracked wood swings creaking.

Candy apples, silver maples, mint tea,
Soon changing to hot chocolate,
Soon to be huddled under a blanket,
with three layers already on.

But for now, I am one of the few enjoying the goosebumps.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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currer-belle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Mar. 30, 2010 at 8:11 pm:
super pretty :) congrats on getting published!!
 
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J.L.Morgan said...
Oct. 21, 2009 at 10:01 pm:
loooooove this!! makes me think of fall :)
I <3 fe' McFrink
 
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