Variations on a Theme by
Two Walnut Trees
Early October morning
undisturbed blue sky
winding dirt road
I stopped my car to admire the lavish set
sat there in the barely quiet
And, then, with the first falling green ball,
the concert began.
1, 3, 5, 2, 6, 4, 1, 3, 5, 4, 2
The audience departs.
1. landing in the tall soft grass
2. dropping into a forsythia bush
3. smacking a thick limb
4. belly-flopping into the creek
5. thumping on the road
6. double-tapping two small limbs
7. crashing onto the roof of the car
Harry W. Yeatts Jr.