Poemdog

Dogs 2016

CRIMSON CARPET
(11/12/16)

the oak
leaves
are a brilliant
red
this year

the fallen
blanket the yard
covering almost
every available
space

the morning sun
reflecting off
all that redness
is stunning

even
the neighbors
have commented
on its beauty

of course
the weather
has been
calm

every
corpse of color
dropping directly
onto my
lawn

if the winds
were blowing
those tree remnants
would be more
of a neighboring
nuisance
than a masterpiece

silent glares
from across
the street
the only
critique

much
as every other
season