9.22.2009

Autumn

leaves

I inhale cool of the morning air
Watch as streaks of gold
brighten in your hair as if
lightened by peroxide and summer sun.
Is that a new shade of lipstick,
when did your shadow get so tall?
I watch as you play strip tease
with the summer's foliage
down to the bare bones of winter.
I breathe in the crisp exhale of night .

9 comments:

  1. So beautiful. Thank you for sharing

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  2. wordsmith, you.
    lovely post.
    xo

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  3. I keep coming back to read this again - love it!

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  4. Perfect autumn poem....beautiful!

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  5. I love how the light is hitting on the leaf! Makes me feel happy!

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  6. makes me want to hike trough a leaf-blanketed trail :)

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