Hello, October

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Assurance, by William Stafford

You will never be alone, you hear so deep a sound when autumn comes. Yellow pulls across the hills and thrums, or the silence after lightning before it says its names—and then the clouds’ wide-mouthed apologies. You were aimed from birth: you will never be alone. Rain will come, a gutter filled, an Amazon, long aisles—you never heard so deep a sound, moss on rock, and years. You turn your head—that’s what the silence meant: you’re not alone. The whole wide world pours down

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About Kendal

I'm Kendal Mosley-Chalk. I live in York with my husband and two children.
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