For Johnny

  (Photo by Jacqueline Casey) “For Johnny” When silver leaves sigh, trembling to the grounda brilliant gold is sprinkled everywhere.Sure, then I hear your laughter mid the soundof steps that shuffle up abandoned stair. When scarlet leaves dance, hesitant to partlay deep in dusty shadows, they intoneand whisper “I have been here where my heartknows…

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Ode to an Oak

There’s majesty of scene where grows the oak. You have more heart than most; my charming knight. The winds of autumn hasten now to choke but you resist the forest’s wintry blight. You’ll not allow cold earth to freeze your heart nor let the bitter breeze strip all your leaves. You are that stalwart made…

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