Eulogy

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.

 

 

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Termination Dust

Denali

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.