Wednesday 3 October 2018


The Autumn Salon

Today the tree is flush
with bronze and ochre highlights 
and ringlets of clustered red berries
Its roots are still green
And its need for a new tint and colour apparent

And though I will daily sweep 
and gather its shorn clippings
for reconstruction as mulch
or fertiliser or compost extensions

Sometime between now and Winter’s end
I will stop noticing
And the sight of its shaven pate in January
will startle me, and beg the question:
When did that happen?

Copyright with Cathy Leonard 2018

1 comment:

  1. Daily sweep! Maybe if I didn't spend so much time looking at my grey roots in the mirror I would too!