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A Whale of a Tale by Kim Rumford


Autumn Rue

Sue Russell

she boasts a bitterness
late summerís herb
lacks the gardenerís
tender touch

yet her stalk
(amid once zesty leaves
that cowardly droop and fade)
stands sturdy
in pungent protest
against the final frost

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