Autumn Preparation

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Freeda Baker Nichols

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Autumn Preparation

Autumn skies are dripping gray.
The leaves are bleeding brown.
Green-hulled black walnuts are dropping
like heaps of hail hammering down.

Red squirrels are packing nuts
for winter days ahead.
As for me, I just turned up
the thermostat to my waterbed.

©2014 Freeda Baker Nichols

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9 comments on “Autumn Preparation

  1. still waiting for winter here in KY…60’s and even 70’s …for a few days…Better watch posting this…we’ll be blasted by cold and snow!

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  2. Your poem is snappy. I like it. And, of course I love your photos.

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  3. I like the combination of your pictures and poetry, Freeda.

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  4. spunkonastick says:

    Great rhythm. We used to have a waterbed and when it wasn’t warm enough, I’d freeze to death.

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