Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

Autumn

Dana Sieben


Autumn is approaching
And with it is a forest full
Of aging leaves - colors
All over the spectrum.
Cardinal reds,
Lemon chiffon yellows,
Pumpkin orange,
Even eggplant purple.

Through my sweatshirt,
I feel the brisk winds
Pick up and bring goosebumps
To my arms and legs
As I hunt for the biggest pumpkin
In the pumpkin field.

Corn stalks,
Harvested for decoration,
Stand sentinel against a craft booth.
Homemade soaps and
Indian dream catchers
Hang gracefully from white tents with
Framed cross-stitch and
Quilts showing a country life
that I embrace
And love
And can not get enough of.

Autumn is approaching
And life can not get any sweeter than this.

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A graduate of the University of Alabama, Dana Sieben has been published in various issues of USA Deep South, Long Story Short, Mosaic Minds, and Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal. She is a member of SouthernHumorists.com and a contributing writer to Dew on the Kudzu, a southern web journal. She also writes humor articles for Weight-LossArticles.com. Her short story "Thigh Master, Move Over" will appear in the forthcoming book Funnybone Fitness from Guideposts Books (October, 2006).

Dana can be reached at www.Bamaalum91@wideopenwest.com or at her blog, www.southerngalgoesnorth.blogspot.com

© Dana Sieben

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