October Freefall

1 min

Susan is a picture book author, her subjects ranging from history to science to an energetic little girl in Japan named "Natsumi!" A longtime supporter of space exploration, she's thrilled that he  [+]

Image of Rendez-Vous, October 2019 issue

Who can walk today
when leaves leapfrog across the boulevard
and swirl recklessly round each passing car?
My feet dance across the sidewalk,
exploring invisible hopscotch trails
like errant children,
crunching gutter drifts
in explosions of sap-dried
skeletons of summer.
Can’t you feel it,
the racing pulse of October?


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Keith Simmonds · ago
What dramatic imagery! Short and effective poem, Susan!
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Susan Lendroth · ago
Thank you for the kind words
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Keith Simmonds · ago
My pleasure, Susan !
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Kristy Roser Nuttall · ago
Yes!! Wow. This poem is exploding with imagery! I love the crunching, sap dried, leapfrogging pulse of your words. Well done!
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