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a cloudless sky holds us in abeyance
the chill air's flow barely perceptible
like changing contours of a body
or accumulation of character on a face

the sun has turned its back on us
a seasonal sleight of hand as solace
wisps of fog levitate seductively
over a woodland creek's winter warmth

the grass looks conflicted, as green molts
to brown, begs for a stay of execution
refuses to relinquish dominance
a year evaporates in clarity of change

Style / type: 
Free verse
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I appreciate moderate constructive criticism
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What did you think of my title?
How was my language use?
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The content of the poem, set up a perfect winter mood. All the stanzas have something new to offer. I liked the comparison of of the chill air to the body, very original. Then finally the closing stanza sums up the title of the poem and does justice to it.
overall Job well done.

great transition from Autumn to Winter! I have seen many of those chill days when I still hunted and was out in the early morning. I would use [begging] rather than [begs], It makes for a smoother sentence. If you were to use what I call the declarative form; [which is just statements] begs would fit better. Welcome to Neo. I hope that you find yourself at ease here and we shall see many more works from you. ~ Geezer.

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