damn

by underswansea

RCE_7191

it ll be
getting darker
from here on
the firewood is dry
split and stacked
the window s open
the screens down
the view is good
the dogs
used to shiver
at the fire
after being outside
the fish have stopped running
elk season has passed
deer wonder
here and there
the buck s heads hang low
fucked out
gophers have dug in
the bears are fat
sleepy
even without TV
the few remaining leaves
are yellow
naked
dull
even in sunlight.

the creeks are low
clear
still swift
their bottoms
exposed
contrary to
the trees
and rivers
women have
bundled up
waiting
for winter
asking for
the greatest
imagination
and perseverance
to see us through
to another spring.

damn it looks like snow.

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