Bonfire Season

Just today, this morning 

when we returned from walking,

just as the sun turned tangerine 

in the sky, we saw the leaves 

on our pear tree in the first hue 

of autumn, that golden tint 

that begins to curl and dry the green

until the stem releases and all 

the world falls into the bonfire season, 

the earth’s last brilliant spark 

before the stark-gray of our wintering.

—C.L. Fisher, September 2021

Unless otherwise indicated, all writings and images are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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