One Poem by Marguerite Maria Rivas

Written in response to this month’s Special Challenge.

Autumn Thoughts Tanka

Amber leaves quaver—
uncertain fall travelers
float downstream on wind-
rippled creeks toward rivers, seas—

unafraid and free.


Marguerite Maria Rivas is an Associate Professor of English at Borough of Manhattan Community College. Her essays and poems explore notions of space, place, and community. She is Poet Laureate of the Borough of Staten Island in New York City.

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