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this day is a 10

I can tell at first morning light

I knew it would be good

rain made all the difference

the first in seven months

it clears the air

it clears my mind

the sky is ethereal and light so soft

you can see clear through

to the boundary of the universe

almost...

 

the waves are pale

now I know where aquamarine comes from

my face is damp from spray

birds are everywhere

squawking and thrashing

doing what birds like to do

with the occasional minor altercation

 

the grasses so many shades of green

maybe a few new ones that don't have a name yet

how about grasshopper green?

or little green men (from Mars) green?

a few red berries of unknown origin

provide accent

such subtlety rivals the brilliance of spring

this autumn day is a 10