Afternoon Delight

red and
yellow dance
in autumn’s breeze.
Majestic purple
asters line the path I
journey in the twilight of
my life.  No longer rushed, I drink
in cool, crisp air as squirrels scamper
back and forth bearing nuts for the future.

By Karen O’Leary


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Karen O’Leary is a writer and editor from West Fargo, ND. She has published poetry, short stories, and articles in a variety of venues including, Frogpond, A Hundred Gourds, Haiku Pix, Sharpening the Green Pencil 2014, Now This: Contemporary Poems of Beginnings, Renewals and Firsts, Creative Inspirations, and Poems of the World. She currently edits an online poetry journal called Whispers.