rise of orion

Rise of Orion has its roots deep in my idealist side.
I wrote it in a flurry.
Its first draft, and its second, were nothing but extreme, stark contrast.
In revisions, I softened the edges a little, but not much.
Not much at all.
Five years later, it is an old friend.
I flip through it and giggle at some of those sharp edges.
Oh, to be the editor I am now.
But no.
Changing it wouldn’t quite be ready.
Keep it the way it is.
Sharp olive and orange.
Like a hunter in the autumn.