October Reds

October 15, 1993|By William Amelia

In the garden,

red runs through

the month of October.

The dogwood's leaves twist

and turn to scarlet

then curl and fall.

The tree's fruit shines

a bright red, attracting

neighborhood cardinals.

Soon the berries are gone

and the color chain is broken

until an unusual visitor,

a rose breasted grosbeak,

its rose-red patch vivid,

stokes the garden's fire.

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