Autumn

 Autumn
Traffic-light trees
Russet, amber, grey-green
Leaves fall with every breeze that blows
Flutter

Pumpkins
Orange spooks glow
Halloween, Trick-or-Treat
Broomsticks, cauldrons, witches brew boils
Spellbound.

Acorns
Auburn chestnuts
Spiny husks discarded
Leaves swirl, blown into corner piles
Rustle

Chill air
Breathe. Sharp intake
Puffs of white mist follow.
Shiver. Wrap tighter. Coffee steams
First frosts

Gather
Birds on wires
Blackberries, apples, sloes
Squirrels’ nuts, children horse-chestnuts
Harvest

Branches
Foliage stripped
Conifers, evergreens,
Stalwarts of the bare countryside
Stand tall

Bonfires
Blaze. Smokey trails
Rockets, toffee apples
Fireworks flare, fly, fizzle, flash
Sparklers

 

 

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