The Last Afternoon

covert farmer shot

Let's forget that we're dying,
that it's fall,
that I smelled snow last night.

Let's just pick out these onions at the market,
the ones the farmer steals an extra dollar for,
and talk about tonight's supper.

There is sunshine on the back of your bare hand now
where you are holding it over an acorn squash,
and this is the last afternoon.

We gave all our days away, I think,
hiding my dirty fingernails under my scarf.
Even here, though, the long light is beautiful.
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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

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