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September Afternoon
by R. Dean Ludden

Wednesday, May 14, 2003

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Even the rain is old.
Its drops no longer dance, but sag
against old walls and trees
that wish to die, to cast off
all their green vitality,
for gloom is no regret, but coveted;
the molding leaves already down
are avatars of gods we buried,
left behind
in old brown faded towns
that cherish their demise,
and cling to crumbling history
like that old rain that
stains my memories
and hastens my decay.

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Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 5/15/2003
Especially love "for gloom is no regret, but coveted;" Bravo!!
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