Monday, September 19, 2016

I Cup my Ears



On these end-of-summer nights,
just before I go to bed,
I step outside for a few minutes,
to be enclosed by the darkness.

Forming two funnels
to amplify sounds,
I cup my ears
to better hear
the crickets 
of September;
knowing 
the coming silence 
of November.

© 2016 Richard Havenga