Thursday, October 21, 2010

Hidden boundaries

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

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

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

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

October 21, 2010
Stone walls and autumn

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