Autumnal nights leave more wildflower victims
Milkweed drying and ready to disperse
a myriad of parachute-like seeds.
It is the in-between time
when I eye the snowblower
filled with summer cobwebs
with the disdain it
deserves for soon replacing the
fishing boat and outboard motor
it has shared residence with since late spring.
Birdsfoot Trefoil, Butter-and-Eggs, Queen Anne's Lace,
even the recently rampant Tansy
have receeded to apparitions
with only Aster left
standing in defiance.
K. Carter