Autumn leaf.

Autumn leaf.

Leaf Cycle

Traffic light colors

followed by more shades of brown

than seem necessary

Summer velvet soft


stretching before breaking

under your fingers

with a bright green scent

blending to

fall crisp and brittle


up to your ankles

under bare branches

Crumbling in your closed hand

into sharp-edged kites



on the wind before


grounded again


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

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