A Year in a Path

down the street, to the house, around the loop, and back again.

the monotony soothes

the tediousness batters

yet i continue the dance

down the street lined with fall leaves

they wave hello and wither goodbye

sailing onto pumpkins ridded with rot

waiting to be swept away on a sunday morn

to the house where the snow piles high

blanketed with the dark fog of eve

the wind unsheathes its iron claws

and mercilessly tears into skin

around the loop dandelions sprout

vibrant against the regrowing grass

the choir of blue jays join the dripping snow

and the steady crunch of pine cones

back again through dancing trees

the rainbow of green bathed in spotlight

with forests of meadow bright and freshly mown

and pristine flowers of violet and gold

down the street, to the house, around the loop, and back again.

each day i make the trip

and notice how the world shifts

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Lindsey Wight is a junior at Clayton A. Bouton High School.