Woods and fields gather autumn leaves
as flocks flying southward stop to roost.
Spare, golden sunlight fills the air.
I walk through this field alone, unafraid,
preoccupied with thoughts of tomorrow.
The wind rustles the bare branches
of a solitary sycamore and I come upon
a ramshackle barn with an old weather vane
that points the long way home.
About Anderson O'Brien:
Anderson O'Brien lives in Columbia, SC with her husband. She has published poetry in several publications including The Kentucky Review, Iodine Poetry Journal, and Blue Fifth Review.