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Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumnal Equinox
© 2011 Mary Saracino

Red maple leaves
sail through the crisp morning air
returning their brilliant
cargo to the waiting lap of earth
they kiss the soil
& bear the darkness
of winter’s biding time
saying farewell to
summer’s heat &
blazing sun
equal parts
hope & death
this day, this equinox, a reminder:
all that rots

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