OctPoWriMo 2015: uncovered pools in autumn (12/31)

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puddles on the street
become a compact mirror for the sky
as she gets herself ready for another brisk morning
blowing turquoise cool upon commuters

a couple from just outside of Nogales
stride on opposite sides of the street with arms filled
with circulars begging you to take notice of sales
part of their American dream that earns them 4 bucks a cart

the corner store cup of coffee
has a bit more kick to it
i nod to the feline bodyguard
glance briefly at photographs of Yemeni hillsides

we always get surprised
when the first true chill of autumn slides in
and much like uncovered pools at playgrounds
we learn to accept it and let go like the leaves

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