Interlude – Don Thompson, Poet

Autumn – Konstantin Korovin

Even before a hint of autumn
In the air, the oak
Consults its inner almanac
And knows…

Leaves begin to compromise,
Agree to an old gold
Interlude—a few days
Suspended between green and yellow.

About the Poet

Don Thompson has been writing about the San Joaquin Valley for over fifty years, including a dozen or so books and chapbooks.  A San Joaquin Almanac won the Eric Hoffer Award for 2021 in the chapbook category.   For more info and links to publishers, visit his website at

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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