Orange blush

We live in a college town in the Appalachian mountains. Our town’s population doubles when classes are in session, and swells again when there’s a football game. It is Homecoming this weekend. There was a parade last night, which we avoided downtown because of, and the football game is today at 3pm. I debated whether … Continue reading Orange blush

October haiku

October: birch leaves flutter down, gold coins from the sky. With pink cheeks and red nose, I comb earth’s grassy mane Maples sway, dangling rubies in the sun. Golden flakes fall like oak crisps: our daughter’s hazel eyes. A rush, and then, a rain of dry leaves. An oak leaf twirls through sapphire sky. Late … Continue reading October haiku