Dogs 2006

AUTUMN GONE
(11/26/06)


I have seen them
every Fall
since I moved
to this neighborhood

but this year
I missed them
due to late hours
and early sunsets

the trees stand
in a front yard passed
along my routine
walking route

in season
they are flames
brilliant reds
yellows
and oranges
against and amongst
a pitch black bark
contrasting starkly
in co-mingled
passion

dark souls
burning brightly
before returning
home
to Hell

I will walk
the rest
of the winter streets
with a sense
of loss

their colors
decayed

lost
with another
dying year