Saturday, November 21, 2015

Hidden boundaries – v2

Soon the walls will be buried
the old stone structures
under the lichen, the moss,
the leaves, the needles
buried under the snow

Now merely obscured
their straight edges muted
the boundaries merely hidden
under the weight of autumn
under the leaves of this season

The leaves of this season added
to the litter on the ground
the nesting places for many
keeping warm under the layers
on the lee of the hillside

The straight lines marking
boundaries no longer with meaning
in another season
in another time
when others worked this land

edited November 21, 2015
Hidden boundaries –v2

October 21, 2010
Hidden boundaries
Stone walls and autumn

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