2012 National Finalist

Fall Fishing

Like paper gymnasts, crisp fiery leaves tumble
Igniting the forest floor with beauty and light
The old oak sleeps
His wrinkled fingers creaking in the wind
The roar of a distant river is a lion tamed
I remember fishing there with my dad,
Sitting on the stumps as we talked about
Everything and nothing at all


Jonathan Long, age 11
Mission Viejo, CA

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