Thursday, October 21, 2010

Late Autumn

Into the biting wind the leaf swirled and tumbled,
It passed by me and lifted high into the dark gray autumn sky,
higher and higher until I could see it no more.
The rain began to fall, and pelt my face as I peered upwards and shivered in the cold.
The earth soon became wet with the smells of decomposing earth and leaves.
My eyes welled with water as I searched the sky, waiting for the leaf to return to it's earthly bounds.
The clouds parted briefly, exposing momentarily a ribbon of cerulean blue sky and soft sunlight,
which touched my forehead for a moment. I shivered excitedly, warmed and comforted.