Sunday, 21 April 2013

Autumn Leaves




Autumn trees

shed leaves like half-forgotten
memories

shaking off the past
to reveal their naked truth

 
in wintry silence wait to be reborn


We toss those piebald leaves
in wild abandonment

delight in scrunching them between our toes
 

It must feel nice to be an autumn tree
flinging off its clothes and shouting … look at me!

 

 Mandy Gayle Edwards 2013 (c)
 
 






Spring hath long passed on

summer but a sigh
autumn leaves compost
sheets of rain fall
somewhere it is snowing

Winter is nigh.