Sunday, 17 October 2010

Autumn leaves

in the lane
as in the steel grey drizzle
as in the fallen leaves
assembled in the gutters
which sacrifice their colours
and with silent sacrifical sighs
all round
as brown as earth
as red as rust
as gold as glory
as darkly stained with oils
as oil
and caked with mud
and slime
and acid rain
and pain
as in each turns
to mulch and mash
and stink of dogs and block the drains
and flood the streets
as in the pain of death

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