Thursday, October 21, 2010

Rice Paper Fingers

The hands of the ferns
translucent in the melting
the frost bleeding to water
soon to be gone

Standing erect
hands like a peacock’s plumage
the ferns drying in the air
for all to see

Rice paper fingers
the hands of the fronds
a field of the ferns
aglow in the light

October 21, 2010
on the drive from home to Pembroke Academy
about 7:06
and again on Rte 28
about 9am
Suncook, NH
Pembroke, NH
Allenstown, NH
October 20, 2010

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