From Catch Up With Summer, published in 2015.


These days
fat, solid acorns
find themselves crunched under my feet
more often than I would have thought
this still being summer
but I guess that
now is the time to prepare for
if I can say that word or
even think it
on such a hot, sunny day
I do know
I am hearing the acorns say it.

Acorns Portrait 8 9-24 Burr Oak small

Bur oak acorns, 2017.


5 thoughts on “Portent

  1. The acorns have not yet started to drop out of my oak tree but my neighbour’s tree is almost devoid of leaves already. We are definitely on the cusp of a season.

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