I'm not sure when
it stopped being
the rule that no one was allowed
to burn the piles
of leaves after we had
jumped into the carefully
raked mountains of orange
yellow black and crinkly brown
It was before leaf blowers
invaded with their bellowing,
Fires seemed so much more peaceful.
When the first Earth Day blew in -
it was somewhere near that time when
the neighborhood dads stopped
competing for biggest pile of
leaves bonfire --
This was the precise moment
its slightly intoxicating
exhilarating and partially
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Throughout the month of October I will be participating in OctPoWriMo, a month long poetry challenge. Its still open to any and all who would like to get on the path of writing 31 poems in 31 days.
It's great fun - I hope you'll come along!
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Julie Jordan Scott is a writer, performance poet, Mommy and mixed-media artist. Her word-love themed art will be for sale at First Friday each month in Downtown Bakersfield. Check out the links below to follow her on a bunch of different social media channels, especially if you find the idea of a Word-Love Party bus particularly enticing.
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