leaves on fire

I look at the variegated autumn leaves congregated on our back deck scintillating in bright earthy colors in final sunbursts prior to quietly bleeding away colors pawed by weakened rays of winter sun and intermittent rains fading to mere shadows of what they once were ..and realize
this journey from spring’s greening to autumnal preening to wilting is similar to my own precarious perch on life’s sill …….

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