LEAVING – Aaron M. Kinzer

In quarantine dreams…
Floating like an autumn leaf
Tossed in October’s breeze
Beautiful, colored, multi-,
Drifting from atop poplars hot bark
In spring soaked branches
Passing peers
Attached only for a moment longer than I
To my demise I fall and flail
At the wind’s mercy
Caving to nature’s cycle
Resting till’ I fold to the forces
More fierce than yesterday’s moon
I shined once
Before the rapid rush over took me
Before the night frost unhooked me
Forcing me to succumb
Knowing my distant fate, I release my grip
On my former and embrace the latter to come
As I float, drift, fall, peacefully
Passing peers waving
Saying goodbye to them all one by one

Leave a Reply