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Autumn Sea and Sky

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The autumn sea and sky meet at blue-grey swells,

blending one into the other;

while the days and months of the year slowly slip asunder.

Gentle waves lap at the beach washing clean

the white sands of time;

as shore birds chase and play in the ripples of the tide.

November winds blow lightly,

fickle and unpredictable –

holding onto the warmth of sunny summer days.

The bleakness of the winter – the coldness of the surf,

creep within the breakers

cresting on the shore.

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About Colleen M. Chesebro

Colleen M. Chesebro is an American Novelist & Poet who loves writing paranormal fantasy and magical realism, cross-genre fiction, syllabic poetry, and creative nonfiction. She loves all things magical which may mean that she could be experiencing her second childhood—or not. That part of her life hasn’t been fully decided yet. A few years ago, a mystical experience led her to renew her passion for writing and storytelling. These days she resides in the fantasy realm of the Faery Writer where she writes the magical poetry and stories that the fairy nymphs whisper to her in her dreams. Colleen won the “Little and Laugh” Flash Fiction Contest sponsored by the Carrot Ranch Literary Community on November 2017, and in 2018, she won first place for the “Twisted Travel” category. Colleen lives in Arizona with her husband. When she is not writing, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband. She also loves gardening, reading, and crocheting old-fashioned doilies into works of art. Learn more about Colleen on colleenchesebro.com.
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  1. I love your poem. The words fickle and unpredictable fit this time of year. Wonderful imagery.

  2. Your words and images are both lovely 🙂

  3. Beautiful, Colleen 🙂

    This past Sunday was my first time stepping on a sandy beach in probably at least 8 years 🙁 I miss it so. My cousin got married and the following day, where they had the brunch, was only 1 block away. I could only stay for about 15 minutes and it was so perfect. Only a few scattered walkers, comfortably cool and sunny, the sun lower at 3:30. Just magnetic. I really didn’t want to leave.

  4. Beautiful piece. Where do you get inspiration from? 🙂

  5. Breathtaking, Colleen. You have a great piece of the earth to stand upon, my friend.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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