EYES OF AUTUMN
Richard King Perkins III

As puddles
accumulating inward

depression after depression

circular insect seas,
depths resistant to dawn;

a conclusion: an October grey
portends

in the bounce of light

off the wraith surface
found in every fleeting

pool.

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RICHARD KING PERKINS II is a state-sponsored advocate for residents in long-term care facilities. He lives in Crystal Lake, IL, USA with his wife, Vickie and daughter, Sage. He is a three-time Pushcart, Best of the Net and Best of the Web nominee whose work has appeared in more than a thousand publications.