Crossing Market Square
Imaginary leaves rustle everyone in yellow overcoats the
Very rich specimens of the poor . A specimen day
The election impelling everyone across under sheltered skies
People as free as leaves The days of beautiful rakes
the elegant ones UPSTATE HARDWARE days of my favorite rusty
rake from out of the garage .
Bare trees grey light a perfect day coast to coast
Close to holy polling at the grade school .
And the leaves
lifting their hands like the departed albatross
Leaves interacting like feathers
Gathering in the playground of holy drama
Outside one of the rooms in which all America is gathered
Very rich dogs romp among the plenty acorns boars have willingly
given up their tusks to muzzle the dogs this Indian Summer
The birds will return. No complaints.
No complaints withal .