Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Maple Scarf

by Brittany Cagle

Under a harvest moon,
atmosphere smolders

red flames that lick fields of
corn stalk and golden thread.

Summer lurks behind in
fragmented memory,

has left reminders

in the bruised apples that litter
rows of leaf nests. And

silently they tumble down

the weathered skin of oak branches,
leaving a carpet to welcome snow.

Brittany Cagle is currently a first-year MFA student at University of South Florida focusing in poetry. She earned her BA in English at Florida Gulf Coast University with minors in both journalism and creative writing.

She is currently teaching Composition I at USF.

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