Thursday, April 24, 2014

Into Winter

Even though the sun's hot today
the breeze has a nip in it.
Last night was First Fire.
It was only just warm enough
to open a door to let out
the smell of summer dust
burning off the flue.

Flies and wasps abound,
frantically feeding
laying eggs
ensuring species continuity
knowing without awareness
that this is their final fling
before the winter die off.

We've had the autumnal winds,
the tail ends of tropical cyclones.
I'm ready for frosts,
good steady rain, hail,
fairtrade hot chocolate
and colourful seed catalogues
read, warmed by the fire.

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