Lost in Autumn (Haiku Sequence)
by Charlotte Digregorio

brown leaves . . .
we walk the path
to his log cabin

father asks
what month it is

the wind
dogs us

wooded hills . . .
rain fogs
distant city lights

taking refuge
from the downpour . . .
his dark walls

after listening
to arias
the torrents

lights out . . .
in his armchair
he watches thunder

closing his eyes
the boom

he retires…
gazing at the window's blur
he fades

Poetry Challenge Contest, First Place, 2012
Highland Park Poetry, Highland Park, IL

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