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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


Tia Pliskow


Labor Day weekend
the last chapter
of a romance novel
  an autumn day,
the creaking of swings
in an empty park
my son smiles
the light of
a thousand stars
  her sunrise face
blossoms show their first pink
in bloom
she sips espresso
in the café at five pm
already dark

Tia Pliskow Tia Pliskow is a teacher who lives with her husband and son in Tacoma, Washington. She has been writing poetry for twenty years.