October Freefall


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Susan writes picture books and was thrilled when her book HEY HO, TO MARS WE'LL GO! was read for Story Time from Space by an astronaut orbiting Earth. (You can see it float on YouTube) She enjoys  [+]

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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Tony Martello · ago
I love it! October is my favorite month! Check out my story, "Maize of Color" entered in the America: color it in contest. And, vote if you are interested. https://short-edition.com/en/story/short-fiction/maize-of-color
Tony

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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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