Smorgasbord Poetry and Flash Fiction - Farewell to Summer and White Washing by Sally Cronin


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Hello this is Sally Cronin and over the next few weeks I will be sharing some syllabic poetry and 99 word flash fiction from my collection Life’s Rich Tapestry…woven in words

Farewell to summer

I utter
the words goodbye
to warm days though brief
that boosted my morale.
The glow that has bronzed my skin
reminds me of the longer days
of a summer that has been too short
though bolstered me for the winter to come.
But, in the interim we have autumn
a welcome season of fruitfulness.
Leaves will turn gold and apples red
with fields stripped of their harvest.
Soon we will give our thanks
for all this bounty
that fill the stores,
giving life
through dark

White Washing by Sally Cronin

One angry brush stroke at a time, the old man painted across the words on his neighbour’s garden gate,

They were a lovely family, who had been kind to him since they been granted asylum three years ago, and moved in next door. Having recently lost his wife he had been lonely, but they invited him in each Sunday for dinner, did his shopping when he was ill and the father often popped around for a chat after work.

The least he could do in return was to white wash over this mean spirited graffiti before they discovered it.

Thank you for listening and if you would like to know more about my books and their reviews you can find them on my books page on my blog