Poems

Autumn Falls

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The heavy fog challenges the restless leaves

That spin cartwheels

Down to the rough pavement.

These forces cannot stop their radiance –

The way they bound forth

And paint our city with fire.

 

Mystery shakes them loose,

The breath of the Goddess

Whispering secrets,

Speaking the truth of the trees,

The Earth,

The air

That fills my lungs –

Draws my spirit up

To drive me forward,

Along this crooked path –

Once familiar, yet forgotten.

 

These streets I walk are no longer mine,

The roots that have been planted

No longer connect us.

We are part of a network,

But one that is detached from the earth.

 

I find solace in the gibbous Moon

That shines outside my window.

She gazes down upon me

And I think she feels some part of my truth.

She beckons to her friendly stars,

And they wink at me through the darkness of the city.

Her reflection is cardinal,

Stretching out in all directions,

Giving her love freely.

All she asks is recognition –

And faith in her consistent inconsistency.

We must trust that she is always there.

Even when she takes time for herself,

Or is covered by the heavy fog.

 

She teaches us that darkness and death

Are necessary for light and rebirth –

That we can stay true to our place in the universe,

And still always be changing.

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