unexpectedly, a year has spilled
its worn days along the path
breaching a stand
where years lay
where colors shuffle
autumn tags beneath and above
like the posture of trees
I stand as straight as I can
Tough times can bend you but persistence and pride can weather anything.
Judy DeCroce, a former teacher, is a poet and flash fiction writer.
She has been published in Pilcrow & Dagger, Amethyst Review, The Sunlight Press, Cherry House Press- Dreamscape:An Anthology, and many others.
She is a professional storyteller and teacher of that genre. Judy lives and works in upstate New York with her husband writer/artist Antoni Ooto. She can be found on Twitter @JudyDeCroce