Back to School

Pavements offer concrete comfort,
scraped knees and
grey play
on a grey day
when the scant sunshine
cannot breach the houses.

Summer’s leaves are long forgotten
and plastic pine needles
give no gift
of nature’s scent
as the tree is bent
back into its box.

Term’s dull mercy
will soon break the tedium,
that scholarly medium
through which this world,
this hard, grey world,
becomes escapable.
 

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