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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


Linda Marshall


crisp morning--
a ring of toadstools
but no toads
  evening darkens--
the brick wall holds the heat
of the day
spring morning--
refrigerator humming
its cool song
  the raincrow's cry--
even on this sunny day
I think of old age
a grackle
plays tug of war--
the rope a worm

Linda Marshall Linda Marshall is a retired high-school English teacher from Mulberry, Indiana. She and her husband of 41 years have two grown children. In addition to writing, which she tries to do each day, she enjoys reading, knitting, music, and nature.