Autumn Leaves

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: September 21, 2018

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Submitted: September 21, 2018



Mid-October afternoons.

Falling like the vibrant leaves above.

A cool wind attacks your body, shielded by your fleece.

Your face, unprotected.

Sitting in the dirt, pretending you’re not cold.

Saving face for no one in particular.


Out walks the one you’re meant to protect.

It’s okay.

They can make their own decisions.

The warm conversation offsets the chill.


Images of the past control the exchange.

Rolling pumpkins, climbing trees,

Riding bikes through tight, winding paths.

The shaky breeze is powerless.

Perhaps even welcomed.


Despite the night, you both persist.

Amicably pointing out each other’s imperfections.

Waiting for something to tell you to stop.

Digging up rocks, gently tossing back and forth.


An autumn leaf settles on your head.

You both smile.

Time for bed.

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