Shadow In The Fall


The wind is moving me.
The ache of my branches stings my whole body.
I hear cracks and feel stumbles.
I learn more about the world in one day than most others.
I see and hear just as if I am like anyone else.
I feel and sense immaculately.
The nerves of my body twinge with every slight wind.
Something crawling up my spine is sending shivers down my back.
Rumbling to the ground.
The grass blows with the wind and tickles my long legs.
I rustle the way my mother did.
I think ordinarily about weird obstacles that can't stay intact.
I creep up behind the breather, and keep shelter from the rain.
Some people hold me dear to their hearts
While others tear me all apart.
I fall to the ground, with a hurtling cry.
I stop and think what if I die?
The life within me is now sucked out.
I feel no pain, no worry.
I've fought many battles in my time.
From the great winds, to the powerful floods.
And now I am drowning faster than the life I once held can control.
Now I'm only a shadow in the fall.

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