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The Dirty Mind Test

The colored leaves of Autumn

Were sweet, naïve, and tame

But all of that changed

When the leaf blower came…

They shuddered and whispered

And were blown like a flag,

Then they wiped themselves off

With the maple leaf rag.

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Summer’s Vacation

It’s a windy Autumn day
In the middle of July.
The wind blows piles of amber leaves
And I have to wonder why.

Perhaps the weather’s wardrobe
Is being washed today
And it has to wear replacement seasons
While its Summer is away.

Perhaps it’s due to climate change
And too little CO2.
If we all drive and pollute more
It’ll be warm like it’s supposed to.

And perhaps it’s just the way it is
And we should enjoy the cool.
Take some time for hiking
That might’ve been for the pool.

It’s a windy Autumn day,
But not per se a bummer.
It all depends upon how much
You love or hate the Summer.

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The End of Summer

The leaves turn red
and orange and gold.
The days grow short,
The weather, cold.

School’s in session,
And a cool breeze
Stirs leafy ground
And furrows trees.

The Summer’s done,
But I’ll mail ya
Summer poems
From Australia.

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