Thursday, October 31, 2013

Burning bush

Sometimes I don*t know that I*m waiting for something until it happens.  While I know full well we have a burning bush in the front yard, it is green most of the year.  It only began turning red yesterday.  I forgot I was waiting for this.

Finally the burning bush
In front
Has begun to burn.
We had enough cold
To signal
Autumn is here.
It seems
The bush took the hint.
The sugar maple
In our neighbor*s backyard
Turned to red and orange
The hint travelled
Up and down the street
And beyond.
Today is Halloween.
It is gray and wet.
The long-awaited colors
Are finally in tune
With the season.
The stage is set.
The bush
Is burning.

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