Prelude to Winter in F Sharp

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I

Saw

Signs

Today

Pumpkins

All a ’glowing

Orange leaves in hawthorn tree

Warbling breeze fluttering west to east

Sparrow chatter scattered here and there

Vegetable garden flattened to crew-ly-cut grass

A lone Blue jay complaint megaphoned to new arrivals

Blackbird covens congregating in darkening foggy shadows

Tweedly chirps of goldfinches changing into their drab winter wear

Pip-a-pip-a-pips as local cardinals brighten their royal crimson feathering

An ambling elderly man slowly dawdling towards some freshly fallen chestnuts

Dangling bird feeders awaiting the onslaught of scavenging loudmouthed grackles

Soybean dust-laden clouds billowing up like A-bombs over the southwestern desert

Over-yonder tree line sporting its argyle shaped oranges and yellows

Butterflies imbibing one last nip of nectar til spring

Rose bushes thrusting out one last bloom

Crepe myrtle

Blooms

Gone

Now

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