Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “The Felons” by Tricia Knoll, a Songs of Eretz Frequent Contributor and this week’s Poet of the Week. The poet’s biography may be found in the “About Our Editor & Frequent Contributors” section.
Fall steals across the heartland,
nicking off chunks of daylight
to tuck into night’s garment bag.
A thievery we notice late.
Boney witches fall in league with jumpy wizards
to brand giving-up leaves with red-golds
of camouflage and distraction.
Intruders conspire to guide us
into the punishing hands of winter.
Poet’s Notes: I think of this as a “found” poem. A man selling street tabloids said something quietly to me in the rain. We stood on a sidewalk plastered with leaves. I thought his words were fall’s a felon. My husband said his words were actually fall has fell.