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DRIVING TO SCHOOL IN SEPTEMBER

I leave at Thoreau Elementary a little girl
and a son who’d rather build a cabin in the woods
than spend his day in school.

Then Sara, walking up to Calico Farm,
turns back with a freshly fallen leaf for Baby Amy.

And I drive
under oaks and blushing maples
undress in the misty wind.
Yellow leaves fly
with a cloud of finches.

Home,
like a naked tree.
Baby, sleeping in her carseat,
clings to one leaf.

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