Fall Leaves

Autumn Leaves

By Patricia Taylor Wells

The rain comes and washes away the summer heat;

Perking the air as the wind mops up the sky.

The day grows shorter and the Earth begins to shiver.

The green of leaves flows out their veins,

Revealing a splendid red or gold 

That masks the death that is to come.

Each leaf holds on tenaciously,

Putting forth a brilliant fight

Against a Divine Plan to which it finally yields

In its gentle fall to the ground.

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