The stillness of October

I will be sorry to see to the stillness of October go, although it lingers in November.

Morning approaches the woodpile with golden light.

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Afternoon clouds drift in the bluest blue.

arroyoviewSun lower, shadows longer, air silent in short-needled trees.

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Gentle storms soften brittle ground.

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The sun goes down like whiskey

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and the moon rises like dough.

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Cancer cells are beaten back

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and we pause on our walk.

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We are still, too, for a moment, forever.

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