when autumn came around this year
October forgot to fade away,
and all the trees -- didn't quite explode into colour;
they changed slowly and steadily
so one minute they seemed green, mostly
but when you looked back they were yellow
and quickly losing leaves.

So somehow, I am suddenly seeing in a strange spectrum
Because you snuck up on me like yellow leaves.
Normally I prefer the season
of spring, but then again I also would have said
I preferred blue eyes, and you've proven me wrong on that, as well.

I can't help but notice
how orange and green just go so well together
around this time of year.

Rust-coloured pigment will slowly consume
everything painted green, whether I like it or not,
So I might as well open my eyes and accept the facts:
This fall, I'm falling for you.