Poem | At The End

of a late August evening

comes a light through maples

and over orange marigolds

a light that eddies over fallen apples

a butterfly light that slows

and begins again

a light like a snake’s shed skin

a shiver of light you carry home

like the remains of a season

all but over

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About the Author

Harry Humes has published several collections of poetry, including Butterfly Effect (Milkweed Editions), selected for the 1998 National Poetry Series.