June 20th, 2021

Autumn Anxiety

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Weary October light lingering on a warm
red brick wall, royally overpinned
by multitudes of ivy that ripple and swarm --
a vertical ocean stirred by a diagonal wind.

As the waking wind sets off on its reedy ride
through chimneys and cracks, in and out of the adder stone,
the weathered wall stands firm, taking parental pride
in being a bed to an ocean of its own.