September in the Pacific Northwest

Lavender gray and drying, questioning why the flower heads haven’t been trimmed away—

 Fuchsia blossoms like raindrops, hanging among leaves of green—

Maple leaves turning red and orange and brown, and falling to the ground—

 Rose buds hoping for one more burst of glory—

 Gladioli, a confusion of color and texture, beautiful trumpet-shaped blossoms gracing the top

 while lower blooms wither and die—

 

These are  the contradictions of September in the Pacific Northwest.

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One response to “September in the Pacific Northwest

  1. Lovely, you paint a vivid picture.

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