Karsten Turrey

Memoirs of Autumn


Summer closing to an end


The first change of scent seems to switch all at once


I walked outside one morning
and there was something different, definitely different


The air was crisper, clean


Leaves suddenly began to fall around me like a snow globe of orange and yellow


Maze shot out of the ground and was instantly six feet tall turning brown as I watched


Pumpkins began to morph into jack o lanterns and candles flickered from within


Rain poured but I remained dry small creeks began to appear and trickle away


Wind came tearing towards me I was suddenly struck by
everything all at once


Maze was blown down


Leaves began to rise and fall and swirl in a vortex of wind


The rain went sideways


The pumpkins rotted


The candles went dim
and burned out


Autumn was gone just as
fast as it had begun

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