October Count

Picked, it cried,
cried the last as plum
as tree.
*
Between Hairquest and MasterChef
Chinese Restaurant,
a yellow-rumped warbler
calls.
*
Having come home
bitter from something
meaningless,
the senses cast their votes
absentee.
*
Let’s just say consumption
holds sway–
*
With a little more leaving
alone, alone can deliver.
*
Stippled, dappled,
autumn takes me
outside.