Early Fall in Central Park by J.D. Salinger
Written in 1939, this is the only known poem of J.D. Salinger to be located; this early work was found among the collected papers of Charles Hanson Towne, a poet and Salinger's instructor at Columbia University.
Slobber and swarm, you condemned brown leaves.
Around my feet, even my soul, just as you please.
Peek-a-boo! You scraggy, impotent, shrouded sun.
It's only me; so don't shine or primp; just run
Good afternoon, good afternoon, nude little ladies!
Such attractive mink. It's all yours? Ah, what's new in Hades?