November 12, 2020
Change Is Upon Us
When warm temperatures subside
and cooler air takes hold
the lazy days of summer shift into the throws of autumn
we are reminded that change is upon us.
As if on cue, vibrant colors sprinkle the landscape
with competing colors that soon fill the space.
As one looks out upon the skyline,
the dramatic purview of change emerges
Illustrating the radiant shades of Autumn.
Leaves shimmer and dance in the wind
Altering itself from green to an eye catching hue,
continuing nature’s progress
to its ultimate metamorphosis.
Merged colors awake our senses
and we can imagine tasting yellows as tart as a lemon
or oranges as sweet as an apricot.
To look at the reds we can imagine
something as beautiful as a Cardinal perched on a bare branch.
And to hear all the colors come alive as
the wind brushes through the bright leaves above.
The leaves of Autumn heighten our awareness
and a false sense of renewal takes hold.
The dynamic and eye-popping foliage soon matures
and as quickly as Autumn arrived
it retreats with blustery gales.
The beautiful leaves soon surrender to the season
and a sea of burgundy foliage
carelessly spiral down
away from its branch.
Endless shades of crimson
discarded and parade at our feet
Soon lose its luster and the vibrant reds turn to brown.
The crunch below our feet were the once beautiful red leaves
signifying its final journey by becoming the ground once more.
And our reminder that change is upon us.