Acorns Away!

By Sarah Levesque

Word Count: 92

Rating: G

Summary: A poem about autumn in the Northeast.

Image Credit: Mother Earth News

Oak trees like bombers

Soaring toward the sky

Laden with burdens 

To loose upon the unsuspecting below


Suddenly, a release!

And all the missiles fall.

Lighter, now, the bearer kisses the clouds

Unconcerned with the fate of the unsuspecting below


The unsuspecting cringe

Under the deadly hail;

Flinging up hands to ward them

Ducking down below


Knowing natives laugh

At visitor’s consternation and alarm 

As they look up, wide eyed, and slip on those below 


This is a New England autumn:

Acorns overhead,

Acorns underfoot,

Acorns away!


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