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Thursday, 29 August 2013 03:58

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This time of year

always depresses me.

Halter-tops and miniskirts

are tucked away in the backs of closets,

next to tacky Christmas sweaters.


Windowsills become housefly

graveyards, the only survivors

fat and pathetic in their bumbling flight.


All the songbirds are sipping

mojitos on some beach in Mexico.


Autumn’s artwork of leaves now

litter the gutter like little

yellow skeletons.


I think people were intended

to hibernate. Even the days are tired,

going to bed earlier and earlier.

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Austin James

Austin has been a part of multiple workshops and writing classes; most notably Chuck Palahniuk's workshop, the Cult. You can find his work at Troubadour 21 and Pulp Metal Magazine. Austin studied poetry and creative fiction at the College of Southern Idaho, where he graduated in 2009.

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