Pattern #48 Autumnal Russet



Gourds hold seeds;
birth them when they need
to burst for winter’s
long siesta under snow.

Seeds grow seedlings;
tender shoots in baby green
spring up to sun
look for their mom.

Unfurl fresh leaves
reach out from stem
when summer’s dew
wakes sap in them.

“Til Fall again
grows gourds in russet reds
with seeds that burst
for winter under snow.


I jump. I sleep.
I wiggle-squiggle.

I knock. I growl
A belly jiggle.

I push. I shove.
I make you sick.

Then pop your belly
Jerk it quick!

You hold your breath
To box me in

“Til hot and tight
I grow so thin…

I disappear
And then…

Burst out the toes for who knows when!

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