Friday, October 5, 2018

Early Freeze

"Early Freeze" by Ann Christine Tabaka

Frozen on the vine.
Ground hard as rock.
November freeze comes early,
breathing death on all.
 
Earth still,
nature reticent,
refuge sought.
 
Promises no longer on the wind.
Seasons shifted overnight.
 
Wilted specters of yesterday
hang their lifeless heads.
Colors drained.
Browns and grays win out.
 
Early winter on the cusp,
as cold ravages all.
Memories whisper in
the shadows left behind.

Ann Christine Tabaka has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize in Poetry, has been internationally published, and won poetry awards from numerous publications. She lives in Delaware, USA.  She loves gardening and cooking.  Chris lives with her husband and three cats. Her most recent credits are: Pomona Valley Review, Page & Spine, West Texas Literary Review, The Hungry Chimera, Sheila-Na-Gig, Synchronized Chaos; Pangolin Review, Trigger Fish Critical Review, Foliate Oak Review, Better Than Starbucks!, Mused, The Write Launch, The Stray BranchThe McKinley Review; Fourth & Sycamore.
*(a complete list of publications is available upon request)

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