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Autumn's Art

Rough and variegated in grades of gray

like homemade paper rubbed capriciously with charcoal -

the riverbank's creamy, granite rims

crest in brush strokes of color -

shocks of vermillion blueberry bushes -

black-eyed Susans, devil's paintbrush, and daisies

sweeping together in watery shades

overlaid with jigsaw puzzle leaves.

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