Watching the leaves
fall off the almost barren trees
and flutter slowly in the wind
as if they are trying
with all the power they can muster
not to fall and hit the ground.

Sadly and inevitably they will fall,
but still they try so hard
and they never give up
hoping even after they have fallen
that they can rise again
and flutter away.

I wish I could be like those leaves
but I have fallen so often
and hit the ground so very hard
that I have given up trying
and given up any hope
that I can ever conquer the impossible.

So as I watch the leaves
attempting their impossible mission
I wish them luck
that maybe they will fare
better than I ever could
in this world where falling is the only choice