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fall

October 20, 2008

in the Fall,
I feel a call
to the leaves

not to rake
or gather
(though I will)

but rather
a burden
to honor them

I see them
floating down, winding
through the air

after an entire season
breathing in
while I exhale

and breathing out
what I need
to live

until they climax
in a burst
of color and texture

upside-down
exclamation points
on the landscape

and their final,
last gasp of giving
is to descend

twisting
and turning
through that same air

one final show
of elegance
and acrobatics

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