Monochrome greens recede
like the shorter day
into a longer night

for a pageant of pigments
on a runway sashay
down a fall fashion stage.

The finale
a strip tease cabaret
dropping attire

piece by piece
with every trombone slide
of northwest wind.

unafraid to be seen
gesturing naked
on a freckled floor.

Selected byNolcha Fox
Image credit:Jeremy Thomas

Thomas J Strong Bio

I was born in St. Paul, Mn the oldest boy of ten children. I attended St. Marks grade school and St.Paul Central high school. After high school I tried attending college (3 times) but dropped out and spent 4-5 years traveling. I finally graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BS-Chemical Engineering in 1981, got married and spent the next 35 years working and raising a family. I retired in 2017 and am working full time pursuing my muses.