A Leaf Falls ~ Photo by Patrice

A leaf falls
it’s life has come to a end
dropping down amongst other leaves
on a dead, barren ground.

A leaf falls
before air is awful cold
with frost foretelling things to come
darkness, winter, frozen bitter cold all day
then at night.

A leaf falls
it doesn’t care about the cold
it’s life has lived in warmth, breezes moist
hot atmosphere and now

A leaf falls
a life lived in full circle
from spring to early winter long.
~ Patrice

@ Patrice Clarkson – 2020