Fall Haiku and Other Poetry by Reid McGrath The Society October 21, 2014 Beauty, Humor, Poetry Fall Haiku New England college towns: Pumpkins, apples, breakfast in a warm café. Swamp-maples afire! Rusty colored barns, silos draped in bittersweet… In their black pea-coats, off of the Metro North, the leaf-peepers arrive. Cross-country. Small-town football. The leaf-smell hunting— God I love the Fall… The Little Vector (a tennos) My knee is like a cantaloupe: I am a humbled man. It seems brutal that you are a part of the Master Plan. The Desert States have scorpions; the South has rattlesnakes; Australia and hot Africa have beasts within their brakes. The Sea has sharks, the North has grizz, Islands have weird spiders; while those in Northern Asia have Siberian tigers. The Amazon has piranhas and the black caiman too. Here in the Hudson Valley we are mostly plagued by you. Because you’re small, you are a threat; your bite won’t even prick. If left unchecked: your Lyme could kill. You are a bloody Tick! Featured Image: “Autumn Afternoon, the Wissahickon” by Thomas Moran Related Post ‘The Discovery’ by Rebeca Parrott “She vanished to the wood,” they said. “Forget her—that strange and sickly child.” A child? Your face was no more childish than mine. And ... Tell the world:FacebookTwitterTumblrPinterestRedditLinkedInEmail Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.