See how sunlight weaves through the woods
to rest on one tree, illuminate
a single branch, so that each of its leaves
glistens in restless green. Odd how this
catches your eye only now (since
you didn't notice in June or July).
Make no mind -
this last remnant of summer sun will catch you
in its warp and in its weft,
warm you, stay with you
through winter. Don't you remember?
It always does. It's September.
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