Housecleaning

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adashofsunny Crunching, Crinkling Autumn swirling in the Breeze by Sanaa Rizva

 

Autumn is a drunken, gluttonous, slattern

who takes a haphazard swipe

at the brittle, weathered leaves

and scatters them from her dirty apron

like crumbs before a tribe of Guinea hens.

 

Her broom licks the earth in a tipsy tiff

from horizon to horizon she sweeps

the fallen debris under the hearth rug

and satisfied with her household’s keep

lays herself down to troubled sleep.

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  1. Whistles!! ❤️❤️ This is absolutely incredible writing, Debi 😀 I agree, the season does engage us in loads of cleaning and sweeping; especially love the lines “Her broom licks the earth in a tipsy tiff from horizon to horizon she sweeps the fallen debris under the hearth rug” Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support ❤️❤️

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. Khaya Ronkainen

    Love your depiction and personification of drunken autumn. Delightful take on the prompt, made me smile. Simply beautiful!

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  3. I think she maybe just that – and I think I love her more for that – sometimes it’s good to let the wind rush through your hair.. Also love the artwork

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  4. Autumn has all the fun. I knew it! 😀

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  5. What a delightful take on messy Autumn. She must have a guilty conscience after making all the mess.

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  6. aw….you’ve caught her…a delightful read….

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  7. The whimsy is so charming in this piece.

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  8. How wonderful your description is,, so alive with the feeling of the season “and satisfied with her household’s keep
    lays herself down to troubled sleep..” and so she does 🙂

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  9. This is a great personification of Fall!

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  10. An Ode to Autumn that is truly imaginative. Every line a winner but I especially like the tribe of Guinea hens

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  11. This is so creative and clever, Debi! What a personality Fall is!

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