November oak

October 24, 2012 § 2 Comments

November oak

alone
disrobed
standing, a stalwart of
his tribe
gatekeeper to the field
of bowed grasses and headless
flowers, and I
shuffling through his shed
raiments on my way
along a too familiar footpath
so perfectly reflected
his silhouette
as I reached out and spread
my fingers
to feel Winters
first chill

2012 Fred Whitehead

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