Forecast for Mid-December

by Gary Hardaway

In the next week or two, the red oak
will loose and lose its leaves
in a red-orange layer across the yard
and yards away in yards across the street
and north across the lot line
only the law can see
except where the backyard fence
fences the neighbor. It will be
a glorious mess again
until tidiness sets in
deploying rakes, bags and backs
against unruly and rigorous nature.