A Brown Leaf In An Autumn Breeze

A brown leaf 

in an autumn breeze

never settling

never pleased

 

A brown leaf

in an autumn breeze

drifting

from one thing to another

always seeking 

always escaping

 

A brown leaf 

in an autumn breeze

journey's through the air

with great uncertainty

of the ever-changing world

 

A brown leaf

in an autumn breeze

colliding

with thoughts and memories

a bump here

a smack there

slowly breaking slowly fading

 

A brown leaf

in an autumn breeze

bitten by the icy wind

feels not 

the Sun's life giving heat

but the cold

of a rigid winter's night

 

A brown leaf

in an autumn breeze

crying inside

with impossible tears

at the memory of being green and beautiful

joyous and simple

 

A brown leaf

in an autumn breeze

waiting

for the endless wind of life 

to cease 

to die

 

A brown leaf

in an autumn breeze

no longer hopes

no longer believes 

no longer inspires

 

A brown leaf

in an autumn breeze

returns to its crippled mother 

a stump

a distant memory

 

A brown leaf

without an autumn breeze

lays still in lively grass

sleeping for eternity

never to be animated

never to ride through life again

 

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