Taking down the sukkah.
--Leviticus 23: 42-43
Festooned with spoilage, pungent as an orchard's rut days after the picking's done, our sukkah's coming down. Fruits of the season, softer now in fragrant decay: bunched beets, peppers, eggplants, carrots, grapes. We've stripped away the nets of shriveled chinaberry vines, sweet autumn clematis, eased out every stem we wove into the lattice among cornstalks and bamboo seven days ago. Fir boughs, asters, papery blue hydrangeas strewn on the lawn, their beauty almost gone. Cold October afternoon-- wind lifting my hair, sun in shafts rifling through the litter.
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|Date:||Sep 1, 2012|
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