A Little Fall Respite

Phyllis Beveridge Nissila

If, these days, you sometimes feel like the world is teetering on a tightrope (know what I mean?) a little respite is always a good thing if even just a short walk outdoors or perhaps a meander down memory lane. (It’s especially nice when the two coincide.)

Here’s where I was yesterday.


Autumn Eves  

An acrid burst

kicks up some dust

from a pile of calico leaves

as a late, sharp shaft

of ochre sun


a bed of these.


And I am barely six


in another

pungent scene

crunching leaves

beneath my feet

while shadows

dance in trees.


But ‘fore the dark

tucks in the days

and owls

“Who-Who” (are these?)

a chilly gust

hints winter’s night

draws close 

from north and east.


Enjoy a little respite yourself, today. You never know what it might bring to mind–eyes, ears, nose–and imagination.


Image of fall leaves along fence from publicdomainpictures.net

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2 Responses to A Little Fall Respite

  1. Cathy says:

    I love the color of Fall….EVERYTHING FALL! 🍁🍁🍁Invigorates me!


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