Autumnal Augur

Passive aggressive Oaks
pretend to stare
forward at the forest
while pegging parked cars
with early acorns over
their shoulders, pick
the nuts pick off
metal pick tiny dents
pick my skull I swear
the wood chuckles.

Emily Light is an English teacher who uses too many puns and laughs at her own jokes. Her toddler laughs at her funny faces. She lives, writes, works, and runs in northern New Jersey.