Gogyohka for Late Autumn

Red Bank Battlefield, November

wheat-colored grass and withered vines,
azure sky fades to lavender,
squirrels scurry with death-rattle crunch
over brittle leaves piled on cold earth,
and shrouded secrets sleep below

For Frank’s dVerse prompt on Japanese death poetry.

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