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The Healer's Shanty

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The Prevaricating Day

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The Prevaricating Day
Summer in the North Country, A warm breeze, briefly noted. Through pine and hardwood, Crossing fields of corn and Unmown grass portending hay Cutting, courting, cunning Teasing, testing, trimming As if intending to remain, Yet only taunting.
June days, behind us now, Beckoned us out, out Out to shake off winter. Stubbornly liberating spring. A month of April showers, Ours for but a pair of days. Dried to hard baked soil by May Constraining wildflowers Still pushing, prodding, poking through Heralding summer’s silken start.
Now, even as a warm wind Blows from the west Turning winged wind turbines Rising from the ridge Leaves of red and orange burst forth, From windblown maple Peeking, peaking, Flaring fusilade of fall From a tableau of green and blue A warning beacon, summer is fleeting! Autumn lies just beneath the surface