Wednesday, October 01, 2008

First Fire






I had not noticed the change
of color or the waning mix
of smells like used pencils
or colors the scent of library books

I have been preoccupied with the
state of the nation
interest rates
the stock market
Government has stolen
the pure delight of autumn
from me

I had not noticed until
it came upon me today
full fledged fury of
wind, rain and dropping
temperatures…until
I was forced to
Cheat and light a wax log
For heat

It served it’s purpose.

Everything seemed mellower
..but still it felt hurried.

5 comments:

Dominic said...

I envy you. It was 101ยบ in LA today - October 1st!

Minx said...

All the leaves are brown and the sky is grey....

Eric Valentine said...

Lovely written poem, I enjoyed it immensley. :)

Roberta said...

Thank you Dominic, Kate and Eric...It warmed up again but we're expecting autumn full force again in a few days.

Eric, you are new here. I hope you will return!


I have real logs now!

Karen said...

Hello, Roberta -- Looking for WV writers, I found your blog. Hope you don't mind if I stop by every once in a while.

In this one, I love the contrast of the natural world with our man-made mess.

I really like Ghost Story, too. Good writing!