Cast About

By on Sep 12, 2011 in Poetry

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the wind blows like a zither
leaves, branches, flapping,
the house banging against the house

you would love this time of year
your favorite
growing colder, the
pumpkins at the side of the road
like small flames

skeletal winds, I’ll
stand looking at this world
you’ve left


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Peter Layton's poetry has appeared in Frontier, The Sheltered Poet, The 13th Warrior Review, The Plastic Tower, Wild Violet and Perspectives, among many, many others. He resides in Lakewood, California.