September Wind

Fall leaves

green and soft in the middle



on the outside

like a rain stick upside down

in the breeze


The absolute

most gorgeous time of year

my favorite

I wait for it

and now

I do not trust

at all

the rotation of the earth

the slant of the sun.


I have gone almost nowhere


a year

missing you

with every tick

of the



And yet

the cool air

reminds me

I can feel as if my body is shattered

at the same time

I roll in piles of decomposing earth

with my children

in laughter-


I am home,

the address




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