Wet and Brown and Broken

All the leaves strewn on the ground
Wet and brown and broken.
Crossing the street, I left a trail
Twin stripes of shining blacktop.

I found a tree stripped of its leaves
Stark naked in the sun.
A bed of autumn dampness at its feet
I took the meager comfort offered.

The cold presses against my skin
The wind peels it away.
Resting in the shade of spiny branches
Shadows of skeletal fingers.

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2 Comments on “Wet and Brown and Broken”

  1. susieshy45 says:

    Great poem and great picture – you are beautiful.
    Susie

  2. LRose says:

    🙂
    Lovely stuff! Much thanks, as the holiday insists we say. Glad we are bloggin’ buds. Keep the writin’ comin’!
    Luv.


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