augury doggerel

Friday, October 04, 2002


Something strange is happening to the trees: their beautiful green leaves are fading, discoloring, even coming loose and blowing away. I thought it might be a local problem but I see it everywhere now. It hasn't quite reached the pines on the hills, but at this rate it can only be days before all the lovely trees are naked, and, with these recent cold winds, when they most need their wrappings.

The kid is oblivious to this sadness. She collects frightening heaps of leaves choked scarlet and laughs like there's no tomorrow.


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