Resting Season

“The heart of autumn must have broken here and poured its treasure upon the leaves.”

— Charlotte Bates

I wait for that day,

the true break,

when autumn

scatters her fiery

tears, releasing

her full flung beauty

in a mass of golden

treasure that heaps

at the feet of bare-

limbed trees,

and that northerly

wind assures us 

winter’s resting season — 

the gathering time of home 

and hearth— is nearing.

—C.L. Fisher, November 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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