elegant with lacy bug-eaten leaves


One of my poems contains the word “elegant” and it refers to leaves in September.

At the Year’s Elbow


September smells in the air

like school,

like the first awareness

of freedom’s limits,

of the inevitable


Still green leaves

elegant with lacy

bug eaten holes,

rustle in the

still warm sun.

A bug runs up your arm

and changes directions

at September,

at your elbow,

the year’s elbow.


A slight body language of wind,

a gesture of paling light says


you are here

at the year’s elbow.

In the morning,

the children

will go back to school.

In the evening,

the light will move away

with satchels

of flowers.



painting “September” by Carol Collette


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