What is Left


Fig trees produce ripened fruit
past the Indian summer
and well into September
or October.

Harvest time for sugar cane
and most citrus varieties
is after the first cold snaps.

A sun that’s soon to set,
glowing gold in a sky of red,
casts a scenic splendor
like no other heavenly body.

The D-string of a guitar,
wound brass thread-bare
and near to popping,
makes an exquisite hum
not otherwise heard.

Flounder run out of the marshes
when the weather turns cold,
and return for Valentine’s Day.
Look for moving water.

Many featured films
craft their sunset scenes
by recording sunrises
to play in reverse.

John Lambremont, Sr. is a poet from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, U.S.A. John’s poems have been published in ‘Pacific Review,’ ‘Clarion,’ ‘The Minetta Review,’ and other reviews, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. John’s most recent poetry volume is ‘The Moment Of Capture’ (Lit Fest Press, 2017).

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