November

Fallen leaves are whirling through the air,
November winds are sighing in the trees,
Sheets of rain are driven by the breeze,
Weaving clammy cobwebs in my hair.

Broken now the twigs in summer whole,
Broken branches housing mirthless crows;
Soon now snow will fall on blackened boughs,
Winter soon will settle on my soul.

Silence will settle slowly on empty eyes,
Silence will wind around me for endless years,
I leave you in silence brimming with voiceless cries,
I leave you in pain too deep for words, for tears.

In pain I leave you in pain, my friend, my brother.
I leave you. I love you. There will be
no other.

13.11.06