Uncover the Sun

Autumn

 

You’ve been hiding

under the cat’s paws

and been stepped upon by many feet

yet no harm has come to you behind glass-

nothing touches your hummingbird hope

 

you can pretend that autumn leaves

are new spring green

but then they crackle and cackle

like old geese and the jig’s up

you really are older than you look

 

and time presses itself between book pages

into past stories you no longer have time for

and young people want you

to wait for them

to grow up enough to care

 

but you don’t have time

to wait by their water,

you have to jump

into yours and be splashed by life

with the best possible passion

 

because it really is autumn,

the long summer has fallen

away, far away

and winter comes

on tiger feet roaring

 

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