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An Early Fall

A tanka

Published on:
October 15, 2018
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The sweet gum reaches
wide across our deck, waiting.
Muted stars twist from
limbs, fall soft on cedar. Spiked
balls drop one by one by one.


Sandee Finley
Sandee Finley is a wife and retired homeschool teacher of five who is finding her voice, or at least the courage to share it, at age fifty-six. While poetry is her go to, she also writes essays, liturgies, and children’s stories. Recently transplanted from rural Missouri to suburban Kansas, she is thrilled to be a part of a community of female artists who encourage and nudge one another to step out and speak up as living gospel-bearers. You can follow her on Twitter.

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