shadow

Autumn Song

Birch trees bright

against the rain-dark web

of leaves - adrip

above watercolored weeds.

The deep shine

of an island

of seed - adrift

in the lilting lift of sky.

Each brown bough flicks

crisp fingertips:

grace notes

singing off the staff.

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