Surround Sound

“The crickets usher in a softness that smooths the harsh edges of a day now passing.” — Craig D. Lounsbrough sitting on the steps listening to the crickets closing out the day *   *   * Edge of Day ~ Sunset at Oyster River • “Surround Sound” haiku poem and photo by Mary O’Connor © 2022

Rusty Leaves

Overnight they fell, floating and curling their way through darkness while I slept and spirits dozed, as naked trees bent to the ground, the face of the earth covered its eyes and the crickets came inside. * * * Poem, Rusty Leaves, by Mary O’Connor, originally published in The Aurorean, Fall, 1998, and reprinted in Dreams of … More Rusty Leaves