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The Last Cricket

Another look at Aesop’s fable

Photo by Jonas Verstuyft on Unsplash

Walking at dusk along this road,
the air growing more chill
with every step into the darkness,

I realize how quiet the woods are,
how pale the roadside grasses,
how the dead leaves race and rattle.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.