Change

A poem about the fall.

Sally Gallagher
Oct 9, 2019 · 1 min read
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Photo by Matthew Pla on Unsplash

The days slid away, in step

with the turning of the leaves,

until the summer sun

became only a distant thought.

The screaming gleeful voices,

once more were silenced, by the absence

of the boats, hidden under

their winter coats, for safekeeping.

Black and white ducks paddled, and dunked

heads for fish, as they effortlessly fanned out on

vacant water tops.

Osprey swooped and coasted, turned and glided,

whistling to each other, before diving for dinner.

The fog rolled in with the morning tide,

and brought checkered sea lions, who preferred

to perch on vacant rafts, in the autumn drizzle.

Herons stood like statues at waters edge, peering

intently into the distance, safe with the silence.

The whoosh, swoosh, dipping

and slicing of the kayak paddle,

seamlessly measured the passing of the season,

that October morning.

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