In which, Slim ignores his own advice. See Slim’s Advice Part 2.
A Clear Day in Late October
A clear day in late October
is like a call from the Governor,
a stay of execution.
It is just such a day,
the leaves on the trees bordering the soccer field
have abandoned that chlorophyll thing
and are leaking yellows and reds
like a paint store catalogue;
on the side lines, the soccer dads
bark and pace like chain-linked hounds
like dogs locked in parked cars on a sunny day,
while in the bushes, Thwarted Ambition
waits to join them
on the long journey home.
Photo: Chlorophyll molecule (Chlorophyll-a-3D-vdw, licensed under public domain)