Twilight arrives more rapidly.
Sunrise, chronically tardy.
Daylight’s window dwindles.

Morning chill turns noses scarlet,
decimates zinnias,
nips ungloved fingers.

Liquidamber trees flame.
Elms and sycamores
flaunt golden foliage.

Orchards blush, shed fading leaves.
Bare limbs, unburdened grapevines
slumber through winter.

By Jennifer Lagier

Red leaves among the green

The author, Jennifer LagierJennifer Lagier has published ten books and in literary magazines. She taught with California Poets in the Schools, co-edits the Homestead Review, helps coordinate monthly Monterey Bay Poetry Consortium Second Sunday readings. Forthcoming books: Harbingers (Blue Light Press), Scene of the Crime (Evening Street Press), Camille Abroad (FutureCycle), Forthcoming: Like a B Movie (FutureCycle Press, 2018).Click here to visit her website. Photo by the author.

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