September 13*


the thermometer reads the same
as days in august
but it is different

in the groin, in the heart

perhaps like marching into battle
the fear, the passion
the wild excitement
of storm. winter.

it is coming. i feel it.
i know. everything knows.

*Copyright 2010 by Luther Allen. This poem appears in The View from Lummi Island.
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