Autumn’s not colored foliage or apple picking.

For some, a harvesting or hunting Moon.

Acorns falling like a broken clock tick-tocking.

“Eulogy” in Greek means a “good word,”

quietly spoken for things and people gone.




Turn the clock’s face to the wall

The equinox happens to all of us

at the same moment around the Earth.

Some things we share, and no one

can change that – no government, no person –

can change the always counter-clockwise moving forward.



Termination Dust


Photo of Denali by Tim Rains, National Park Service.


And suddenly, summer green becomes autumn orange.

Termination dust, that Alaskan high altitude snow

signals summer’s end. But not here. Now.

No mountaintops. Just lawns and fallen leaves.

No blueberries for bear’s dessert before hibernation.