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Fall Day

I’m excited and honored to announce that my poem “Are We Like That First Fall Day?” has been published on It also features my reading the poem for their podcast.

In the introduction, the editor writes: The poet wonders if perhaps all of us have in our closets some old, well-worn sweaters which we hold on to with fervent fondness. A metaphor for cherishing happy times.

I wrote the poem about a relationship I was in and how comfortable and easy it felt. When work goes out into the world, the writer doesn’t have control over how it will be read and what the reader sees in it. As my teacher, Mary Stewart Hammond says, you can’t go along with your work to explain what it means.

I’m glad that the editor found the metaphor of happy times in the poem. The relationship didn’t work out; but it was a happy time for me.

If you see something else in the poem, I hope you’ll write and let me know.

Are we like that First Fall day? | The Wise Owl

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