Fear falling

autumn-falling-leafIt’s autumn
and the
kaleidoscope
blurrs and shifts in
gold, orange, crimson
 
falling leaves
in brazen death
looking
like joy
shivering
toward the forest floor
 
it was the cold snap
that cut their last 
breaths 
revealing
such naked beauty 
 
Now it is us
laying here
in the dark
watching 
her bare body against the
cold expanse,
a fingernail of moon
an occasional bat
 
she is so sturdy
and seasoned
like us
dancing her hallelujahs
against the wind
as the leaves fall 
like fears
cut
one-by-precious-one
resisting 
til the bitter
end
 
If we’d only known
it would be so 
stunning
perhaps we would have 
let go
a lifetime ago
 
 
 
 
 
 
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3 Responses to Fear falling

  1. Bill says:

    Nice photo and poem.

  2. Mary Kay says:

    Lovely, Shannie!

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