Dual Season

It is Fall here in St Croix

and Spring too

The guinep tree’s blossoms are being blown

by the wiry wind

The almond tree’s leaves are covering the ground

The mahogany tree pods are dropping

and busting draping the ground

with its wet brown leaves

that crunch and can cause you to slip

if you are in a haste

if you are being mindless

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I’m always surprised what others fail to see here

two continentals at the adjacent dinner table

talking loud as if to the entire restaurant

lamenting about the lack of season

here and I think

if only they could see beyond

the narrow definition of

spring summer autumn winter

the caribbean has all these seasons

not in the drastic change of temperature

but just open your eyes

and look around and enjoy this fall season

and all these leaves that cover the ground

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