Autumn Unawares

Indian summer squints
into the wide eye
of the harvest moon,
observes no leaf waving,
nor the shallow roots of the maple
reaching drought-stricken
under the hard September earth.

–from “Autumn Unawares” in To Sip Darjeeling at Dawn by Donna Pucciani (Virtual Artists Collective, Chicago 2011). First published in Coffee House (U.K.)

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