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A Season to Remember

Through the Unease of Fog

The fog reduces all to mystery.

It makes a sudden stranger of a tree,

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the fences queer, and a familiar face

no longer understood or commonplace.

A bush becomes a warning of something

never before considered, and a ring

of questions forms around a shifting wall

through which you cannot see and cannot call.

It has discovered some weird other side

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to what has always seemed plain, firm, and wide,

and warily, as though watched, the people go

through the unease of all they do not know.