Tuesday, November 15, 2011

scattered connections

November 15, 2011- Small Stones 
scattered  connections  by  Teri H Hoover
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Walking through drizzle, I see her.
She stands looking puzzled 

on her porch.
She waves me toward her.

She wants to pet my dog.
I approach, 

admiring the magnificent red carpet of freshly fallen leaves. 
She pets my dog, warily keeping one eye on all those leaves.

     
"It's never done this before."


Bewildered I look again at the tree standing in the rain.
Maybe she saw something else.
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Blacksburg, Va- Nov 15 2011

Afterword: 
I spoke with the elderly woman's daughter the next day. 
She said her mother will fret until all those leaves are picked up.