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Autumn’s child


06.11.12 Posted in today's words by

Karen Schindler’s most recent poem to appear here was Starvation Diet, published as part of Contributor Series 7: The Confessional Diary of Bone in December 2010.

Autumn’s child
By Karen Schindler

Born in free
fall
no safety net

Scrabbling, slipping

Sliding on
the crumbling 
edge

Barely balanced

The suck of the
other side
black and magnetic

Time ticking

Sharp seconds
slicing joy
from bone, heart, mind

Leftovers pared

Down to a dwindling
spark spiraling
into darkness




3 Responses to “Autumn’s child”

  1. I sooo love the imagery in your poem, Karen, missed reading your poetry!

  2. bobbie troy says:

    Rather dark but great imagery. Love this:
    The suck of the
    other side
    black and magnetic

  3. ganymeder says:

    Very vivid imagery. Loved this!