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Years Turning

October has squeezed the juice of Autumn
saddened dry dusty leaves shifted shapes
trailing whispers across broken streets in mournful flourishes cackling likeold men's voices
the skies though blue speak of tooth chattering cold
brilliant though the sun it give no comfort
white thin clouds scurry like scratches sail silent

December is cruel but January is crueller
for she promises much but is stark
trumpeting in the New Year with caustic wit
with fireworks and clanging bells, a raucous birth,
the world turns to warmer days

in January the garden lies ...

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The Better Half

Did it hurt to lose you?
Was it be hard to bear?
To see the empty spaces,
Knowing your not there.

Did it hurt to lose you?
No longer feel your touch
Knowing that you won't return
Yet still loving you so much