OCTOBER’S REALITY CHECK Poetspace: Mary Folliet

OCTOBER’S REALITY CHECK

(autumn 2012: the post-fall fall)

1

topaz tree tops flash

warning winter’s white expense

some greens yearn for spring

2

flaming forward fast

amidst lemon, crimson, rust

topaz tree tops flash

3

jeweled mums abound

albino pumpkins astound

topaz tree tops last

4

autumn breezes blow

topaz tree tops flash then fall

while October goes