First Snow

About a week later than usual. Overnight, some stuck to the lawn & fallen leaves, though it doesn't seem to be accumulating now. The injured goose we were trying to rescue seems to have disappeared. Betty went tramping all over looking for him, but we've concluded an eagle, or maybe a coyote got him. His mate seems to have rejoined the flock that's still hanging around.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.