AUTUMN

The blood dipped leaves

hang; their life

slowly dripping away

as the earth begins

to die. New rebirth

grasped by frosted hands,

slaughtered. The mother's womb

barren by time's endless cycle

ended. The ominous rustle,

a death rattle.

Silent screams for life

call out.

The naked, brittle skeletons

reach out.

Vivid, breathing colours

fade out.

The world falls

into dreamless sleep.

Autumn over takes the city.

10/16/03