Autumn landscape

The hills burn
with Autumn’s leaves,
a chorus celebrating
the mundane mayhem
that announces

another season when trees
shed any pretense
of modesty. The future is cloudy
while the skies
echo the sun’s brushstrokes

and compete
for my attention. I don’t
complain about the cold —
seasons are cyclical so
we just pedal faster.


© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott

Written for dVerse Poets Pub Tuesday Poetics: Fay Collins revisited. I chose the picture up top (by Fay Collins).

Other prompts

  • Mindlovemisery Menagerie’s Wordle #267: stroke, complain, redundant, compete, pedal
  • Fandango’s One Word Challenge – Mayhem
  • Ragtag Daily Prompt – chorus

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 12 years and 5-year-old son. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now! https://amzn.to/3oVCG77

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