early november

by underswansea

it s snowing in the pass tonight
down here it s still above zero
the rain is falling
the clouds are below the mountains
they have been there all day
the woodpile is wet
the wood ain t split
orion is obscured
leaves still hang in the branches
the tamaracks are yellow but not golden
the deer are horny but who isn t
the lake is low but not depressed
good thing the ducks don t know how shitty they have it
they would rise up for sure
we need a freeze to tighten it up
some base before the snow flies
some chill in the air
ice around the edges
pure blue skies and stars in the night sky
the weather channel says we can expect more of the same
november is off to a soft start.

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