This rain tastes of
as it washes away
the last cinnamon stamp
Autumn's leaves imprinted into the concrete
to testify their presence
the wind peeled them from the sidewalk
one last time
into the sighing, aged grass
to surrender themselves from our memory
and into the earth.
Aspen Duscha is a writer who collects words and stones between cups of coffee, often found admiring leaves freckled with raindrops. Aspen's poems have appeared in Marias at Sampaguitas, Small leaf press and Leaves of Ink in addition to Cettle Kooked while Aspen's short story "The Gift '' recently was published in wicked shadow press's flash of fangs anthology. Aspen uses any pronouns.