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Winter 2005, vol 3 no 4


Andrew Riutta


a soldier's burial---
the first leaves to fall
still green
  the slow ferment
of a darker beer---
summer solstice
countless stars---
my daughter paints herself
  infinite stars---
a brown toad rests
at the doorstep
fall colors---
the distant asylum
black and white

Andrew Riutta My name is Andrew Riutta. I live in Traverse City, Michigan, along with my wife Lori and my three year old daughter, Issabella. I've been writing now for a little over twelve years.