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Susan Kelly-DeWitt: Autumnal Equinox

The stars clicked on 

late; I lounged aimlessly 

in my room. Outside, 


crazed moths were sucking 

and grazing the crimped lips 

of trumpet flowers.


It seemed like 

everyone I knew had something 

precious to give away


—some mystery 

free for the taking. 

When I lifted my face


from a book, I remembered 

every happiness, every

kindness ever 


accorded me.


Copyright 2021 Susan Kelly-DeWitt

Susan Kelly-DeWitt’s books include The Fortunate Islands (Marick, 2008).

Yellow Angels Trumpet (Better Homes and Gardens)

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This entry was posted on September 20, 2021 by in Environmentalism, Poetry, Social Justice, spirituality and tagged , , .

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