Iron Mountain ski jump

Iron Mountain ski jump

Saturday, October 19, 2019


The rain is holding off
this still dark morning
giving the last gold leaves
a chance at center ring
to flutter in the quick
flickers of the lightning
accompanied by a red
nose woodpecker
rhythm with the big bass
drum of thunder

every player in a circus
wants to be in that ring
the center of applause

only the main acts
with top billing
on gaudy posters
of bright colors
are secure in the faith
that the audience will stay
to see their final  act

John Robert McFarland

“Autumn… the year’s last, loveliest smile,” Wm. Cullen Bryant

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