Examen on an autumn Friday evening

The light was thinner today, unplagued by summer arrogance.

The aging, iron-grey sky cooperates fully with the falling day,

pouring out one particle at a time onto the browning green.

I watched it pool in elegance, gathering

in the playful dance of moths and paupers.

Lower down, close to the roots of things,

my feet can touch the back of this place, falling simply

as eyes preparing for a blanched horizon are caressed

by the autumnal bounty of God’s spare time.

 

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