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She thought it was

the autumn sun

shining on the maple tree,

but no

it was suspended leaves

defying the grey

with red-gold embers

self-lit in the gloom.

It was the spark

within the dead,

the nuances of yesterday,

the fire of life

banked against all odds.


(c) 2010, 2013 Betty Hayes Albright


(Latest photo taken this morning, 11/13/11.)

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From dark, wet lawns

the gathered leaves flee

to the gutters, the streets.

They dance in circles

of cinnamon orange

until giddy, they tumble

in sun-dried whorls

eager to catch

the next storm

out of town.


(c) 1999, 2014 Betty Hayes Albright

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