Kevin Saving


Autumn is a time for truth,

when we see past seasons clear:

spring's long-neutered, likewise youth,

hedges grin a gap-toothed sneer...

Are old walls still weather-proof?

Rummage out your winter gear.

As the glass falls faster, we're

stalked by something like a wolf -

mangy, but of sharper tooth -

call it 'cold' or call it 'fear'?

Kevin Saving © 2008