October Too

A Poem by S. C. Cleveland.

the greying skies of October
slippery and selfish

a whitewash of trees
shadow and strength

and finally the gentle repose of sunset
singularity and sleep


A Poem by S. C. Cleveland

leaf blown violence
fallen limbs
electrical wires
broken umbrellas

and still the wind comes
shrill and angry
hail and drizzle
thunder and dampness

the cue to a coming winter
the winters that have already come