September 07, 2011- Small Stonescontent in the falling by Teri H Hoover
Backyard Garden, Blacksburg VA- Sept 07, 2011
The hollow sound of summer leaving in a rush.A low roll of thunder
like an enormous door
slamming shut in the distance.
Abandoned by summer.
cold and forsaken-
A few resolute but embattled black eyed Susans stare out on the dismal morning,
their yellow raincoats drenched and dirty.
Content they fall
about the happy purple asters
outside the garden gate.