Autumn’s last gift to me:

A million leaves
Ablaze in burnt umber
Resplendent luminous red
Incandescent shimmering gold

The sun kissed sky
Reveals the naked
Abandoned trees
Bitter angry cold

Whose capricious leaves
Now lay on my lawn
And in my driveway
Reposing lazily as

They anticipate
My labor intensive job
Of laying of them to rest
In giant brown lawn bags

Which are marked with
Big bold blue letters
That advertise WALMART-
The embodiment of injustice to labor

A store I shop at
Out of necessity
Due to my employment
By an equal enemy to labor

I rake and bag
Rake and bag
Rake and bag
Rake and bag

Alas, I am limited
To four bags each week
Because my natural enemy is…
The trash man and he sets the limits

He decides which items
Are or are not in violation
Of his discerning trash collecting rules…
Trash man’s inhumanity to man
Oct 26, 2014
Local Color
Imagine we lived in a world that’s all of a sudden devoid of color, but where you’re given the option to have just one object keep its original hue. Which object (and which color) would that be?

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