August. . .

2012-09-23 18.53.28

August

It is August and there is
a sliver of breath
inside the sill.

The deep breath of Autumn is,
I think, a matter of time;
perhaps only in the memory
of the child anxious for
the world of new books to open.

Anxious for the toys of summer
to be put aside to make space
for new thoughts.

An old lady now
but still waiting with anticipation
for the long, dark nights
to be filled with time.

It is necessary.
It will take an entire season
to adjust mind, body and soul
to a new way of thinking
about who I was

and now who I am.

photo by
Joe Hallissey Sr.

One Response to August. . .

  1. Maria Wulf August 23, 2016 at 3:07 pm #

    Beautiful, so organic, that connection between us and nature. How we can see ourselves in the natural world around us.

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