To the Leaves

To the Leaves

To the leaf that promised not to fall

It’s not your fault
How could you have known
What were you thinking

Or were you thinking?

Life as we know ends
How we aren’t sure
Nature takes its course

Of course!

You didn’t know
You couldn’t have
Or you wouldn’t have promised

Have you no sight
Look around you
Did you ignore the change
Or did you embrace it
Was the breeze another breathe of life
Or a realization that it was almost


Did it fly by
Did Summer end just as it begun
Seasons change winter, spring, summer


You promised not to

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