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.