October 26*

chokecherry in autumn

remnant leaves on the chokecherry thicket
in spattered patter
of sinusoidal wave            (like tiny determined butterflies of sun)
the last color of summer
perched for its last littering flight

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
chokecherry photo by Karen Emslie on flickr

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