October Freefall


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Susan writes picture books and is looking forward to her newest, "Piper and Purpa Forever," on 2/22/22. She enjoys writing for Short Edition, especially when the ewes in "Farmer Renaud's Rainbow  [+]

Image of Rendez-Vous, October 2019 issue

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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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