Apr '14 21

The Change. Photo by Robert Rath from Robert's website.

It's day 21 and we're at the cusp of two astrological signs, Aries and Taurus.


An unseasonally warm north wind
has blown up,
knocking over the bins,
unsettling the dog,
heating this cool brick house;
it whooshes away the gum leaves
that have built up in our driveway
and around our front door;
its sad rounded edges buffet me
as I take in the washing;
it carries wistful grit that sticks to my skin
and stings my alien eyes;
it sighs and sighs as it portends
endings and clearings and whys and mendings
and the beginnings of a cool change.

Posted by Jennifer Liston

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  1. Mike H says:

    *Like it. Wistful grit in alien eyes - I know the feeling

  2. Jen says:

    *Thanks Mike. How are you doin'?!

  3. Russ says:

    *I especially like it from "sad rounded edges" on - I really enjoyed the internal rhymes and chimes.

  4. Jen says:

    *Thank you Russ. You spotted one of the 'changes'. :-)

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