Beanery Online Literary Magazine

November 14, 2012


Filed under: WR/BW PAT — beanerywriters @ 3:00 am
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 Patricia Orendorff Smith


On a glistening day

leaf color became vibrant.

Leaves fell like rain.

Autumn touched ground,

crunched and rustled beneath my sneakers.

A scarlet maple leaf

floated by.

A deer approached from the woods.

I did not tread on his territory,

nor he on mine.


our eyes locked in a stare

of respect,



I breathed, breathed in the toasty

brown whiff of autumn.

Too quickly the day faded

into winter white.

The cold sting on my ears

advanced my pace.

I rushed home to a steaming

cup of cocoa,


I need no more than this.

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