Layered is the theme for this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge that I have decided to participate in for the rest of the year. How appropriate, as today at 4:02 pm is the time of the Autumnal Equinox, when day and night are about the same length.
Result: I will be forced to blog at least once a week. I will be forced to take a new photo (i.e. take a walk) or at least re-edit an existing one. If I decided to follow this week’s template, I will be forced to write new or re-examine previous poetry.
Today, I decided on the waiting woodpile as my subject. Stacked in late July, I have been waiting patiently to enjoy the fruits of my labor via a warm and comforting fire in my cabin’s wood stove. Still waiting…
COVER ME IN ORANGE | rebecca andre
with an abundance of citrus-coloured coals
that promise a winter-long fire, an amiable warmth,
that seeps into the logs and into my soul.
to lay down and nap on a fragrant fabric of leaves,
leaves like crunchy clouds, that take on cookie-cutter shapes
of hearts and stars and diamonds.
a smirking pumpkin, a face eerily lit in the evening,
turning to a crooked grin in the morn,
as a layer of shimmering frost smoothes its sinister edges.
pass time at my stove, instead of my desk,
whipping up spiced cakes and all sorts of gourd-inspired dishes,
finished with nutmeg and cloves and mace.
in scarves of crochet, in flannels and corduroys.
Camouflage my abundant curves in sweatshirts and woolen jackets,
as I dream of knee-high leather boots.
in the handsome hue of autumn.
Dust me with its cinnamon scent…
Cover me in orange.