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It Might Rain Today by Liliana E. Guzmán

By: Liliana E. Guzmán

Two maple leaves glued to the window on the reverse side during the rainy autumn weather

Source: Adobe Stock

Poet Liliana E. Guzmán revels in the beauty of autumn through her seasonal poem.

The early falling sun challenges setting leaves to race,
with winds now a sticky breeze, it gives the trees a shakedown
Leaves pulled away dead greens washed up and misplaced
— a walkway of messy streets and loosely covered grounds

Foreseeing how bold this future winter will be,
having the full picture painted without it having begun
Rejoicing at the thought of a true season that’ll reach the sea,
waiting for the harvest moon and hoping we’re not mistaken

Branches blanketing all that’s beneath, around, and within,
hugging autumn’s hues during their inevitable demise
Soon the twilight will melt away, shedding nostalgic skin,
with the aching of lightning that has never felt this alive

Sidewalks patterned with sifted through leaves,
gathered at the edge of someone’s lawn, it feels so sincere
Summer evenings remembered in those who still grieve
Pay no mind to whispers that try to hush your early cheer,
for the winds will speak with you cos’ it’s that time of the year…


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Liliana E Guzmán

Liliana E. Guzmán is a teenage Mexican-American poet and rock journalist whose work has been previously in Unlost Journal, Moonchild Magazine, Scriturra Magazine, and Five2One, among others. And more recently, receiving publication in a Brazil-based punk zine, IWannaBeYrGrrrl. Before that, on the edge of sixteen, she was sent into the world of music journalism, where she began and is currently working as an interviewer and photographer for a heavy metal magazine called TheGauntlet. Her work can be found/and is regularly published under her pseudonym, Teddy, the English translation of a Spanish childhood nickname given to her by her mother. Liliana currently resides on Missouri's western edge in the country's heartland.

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