Returning Home in October

Early October hills blaze
with crimson, orange, and yellow,
but the sadness of today mutes their richness.
Silent are the fields you diligently tended.
Tranquil is the autumn breeze
that once dusted your warm skin
with earth and corn husks.
Today, geese across Iowa are settling in fields
dressed in their somber blacks and grays.
calling to you with soft reassuring murmurs.
They are welcoming you back
to the hills you always called home
as we say our goodbyes.

Thanks, C.


About Restless Cube Dweller

Most of my adult life has been defined finding homes in unconventional places, and learning to interact positively with others. I've lived in the middle of nowhere, in small cities, in large cities, in the suburbs, and now in Dubuque, Iowa. This blog represents my musings about growing up, moving on, finding love, and eating well in the suburbs and beyond.
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One Response to Returning Home in October

  1. nobody's starling says:

    This is absolutely beautiful.

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