Autumn Haiku- 2016

wasting an hour
with thoughts that come and go
patio sparrows

empty stretch of freeway-
silhouette and absence
colors off the sunset

first gold of autumn receding into myself

new moon,
a cat prowls the yard
without a memory

my old school
oh how the leaves drift
long after recess

slow grey over
a clear blue afternoon-
I keep my peace

one last cricket
beside her I walk
a world our own

oak framed steeple
colors hang and speak
their silent presence

election day
cloud layers cover
inalienable blue

raking the yard,
the smell of last year and all
the years before that

green gone
to cinnamon and sepia,
rugged russet

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