Archive for November 1st, 2014

First snow, last leaves.

Overnight it grew, as the cold and moisture met.
We were warned — and advised and a-watched and alerted.

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No more flowers, no more tomatoes. First hard freeze, also.

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But the leaves are not quite done.

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Some have shook and shed and they break the whiteout with splashes of yellow, pink, and rust.

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Leaves wink from their branches.

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And thousands lie scattered across the top of the snow,
in rebellion,
not pressed under,

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promising some measure of autumnal rennaisance,
tomorrow or the next day.

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The sweet pique of a peek at the peak.

Two weeks ago, placid and pelucid.
There’s a picture every step.

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Look down.

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Look over.

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Watch your feet.

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Up to the ridge.

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Across to Big Knob.

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The fiberglass skylight at the warehouse,
toned with tanin, leaf-printed.

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Straight up, cerulean.

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October sky, unretouched, the wide eye of god.

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