Autumn Interlude

Trees don their orange vests.
Mercury drops.

Crescendo, cymbal crash: children
walk home from school through mud

puddles. We fall, under the influence of
gravity. The year’s routine cracks.

The wind across a girl’s cheeks:
an ocean’s starry handprint.

Don’t stay silent; accumulate.
Rain hits the ground, and runs.

Note:  This poem can be found in Observing the Moon – A Collection of Poems by Sneha Madhavan-Reese, published by Hagios Press.



About the Poet:
Sneha Madhavan-Reese lives with her family in Ottawa, Ontario. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including Global Poetry Anthology 2015 and The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2016. Observing the Moon is her first book.



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