AugPoWriMo 8

Tree outside our front door 
is convinced it’s time
to change seasons hence
the spattering of yellow leaves
untended in the grass
soon enough the tree will be bare
and we will see from here to there
again a condition of growing
too accustomed to the heat
wildfires burning on repeat
dragging across the continent
too late for us to repent
world is overpopulated with leave
so burn and give us something to believe

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher