Friday, November 6, 2009

The Fall and Rise of the Autumn Empire


For my grandson, Isaac

One year, when this fig tree
was small, your great-grandmother
picked the yellow leaves
before they could
fall.

(first publication)


Updates:
“The Fall and Rise of the Autumn Empire” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

In the Forum: let not your trumpets be troubled.

2 comments:

Rocío Márquez said...

Beautiful and gloomy (as Autumn itself).

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Rocío.