Autumn Haze


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Autumn Haze

Haze continues

to shroud, dulling

crimson leaves,

russet ends of twigs,

and yellow lingerers,

spotted with black.

The yellow globe

above our small valley

has disappeared into

a cloudy atmosphere.

Before and after the rains,

mist appeared, staying

long after we grew weary

of missing the sun.



Joanne Zarrillo Cherefko

Award-winning educator and published poet: A Consecration of the Wind, Fragmented Roots, and Souls Tilled Like Soil. Website: