Sunday, November 15, 2009

On this Autumn Afternoon


A birch tree shudders,

                        sighs,

“I have yellow leaves for eyes,”

                              just

                  as

                        I

      pass.


(first publication)


Updates:
“On this Autumn Afternoon” added to Poems, Slightly Used.

In the Forum: Nate Lewis and Jimi Hendrix.

5 comments:

Akeith Walters said...

Your poems are alway so interesting and unique. I enjoy them so much.

William Michaelian said...

Deeply appreciated, Gray. Thanks for reading them, and for taking the time.

-K- said...

Startling.

And I love the line breaks.

Elisabeth said...

This poem looks on the page as it is - a type of tree, and yes, if I look closely it has yellow leaves.

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Kevin and Elisabeth. I’m glad you like my poet tree.