When Nature Glories in Vain

Day after all that rain—a pain
to scrape up these plastered leaves
and this washing clean an illusion.
We are still sugar-coated, sodden
sleepwalking into later and later
dawnings, yawning, undazzled.

Day 1 attempt for the Writer’s Digest November PAD Chapbook Challenge.

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15 thoughts on “When Nature Glories in Vain

    1. And then I’m walking today (sunny, no rain) and thinking, what gorgeously colorful leaf-carpets! You know, in the parks, where I’m not responsible for cleaning them up.

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