In Like a Lion

In Like a Lion

It seems that the rotation of the earth
speeds up and
gravity is loosened just a bit
as the gusts pull
at everything standing.
The creaks and moans
of the buffeted trees
carry across the ridge
with flying leftover leaves
from swaying blackjack oaks.
Whips of forsythia
slice yellow over their heads
while the daffodils
hold onto their bonnets
and small birds hide
in the pollen sugared cedars.

Kathleen G. Everett © 2012

6 thoughts on “In Like a Lion

  1. Too nice, Kathleen. Excellent stuff lately. I just wanted you to know that I have been visiting even though I rarely have time to comment or do a lot of the social things I should probably be doing. I hope you understand if I do not comment or reply often. I love your words from the Ozarks. Perhaps one day, when I finally have a collection of images I’m happy with you and I can get together for a publication project of some kind?

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