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this october morning

15 Oct

single-leaf-autumn-wall-inkbluesky

this october morning
is as tender
as a lover’s face;
as gentle
as a baby’s hand;
as lovely
as a mother’s kiss

this october morning
softens me into a child
dashing after a falling leaf
grasping it with glee

thinking myself an angel
breaking its fall

but i had cut short
its graceful decent,

its last dance,
its farewell song

i climb to the top of the stairs
in penance

  and release my capture
to the air…

in silent
surrender
of
youth.

child-parent-hands-love

 

 

 
1 Comment

Posted by on October 15, 2013 in Autumn, Day in a Life VT, Seasons, VT Poetic

 

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One response to “this october morning

  1. Marcia Liotard

    October 15, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Lovely imagery.

     

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