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.