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November Wind

Posted By Gail Ostrow on November 23rd, 2014


This is the wind that
strips the trees naked
baring their outlines
to the coming winter.

This is the wind that
shreds the leaves
blowing branches and
garbage can lids
down the street
clanging against
car doors and stoops.

This is the wind that
rips the clappers
from the wind chimes
and tears my Peace flag
from the back porch
bending every growing thing over
and sending all that’s left of summer
careening around the yard
with the lawn chairs.

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One Response to “November Wind”

  1. Barbara H. says:

    This is November alright. A good time to stay inside knitting, cooking up good soups… or writing more poems. Thank you Gail.