On the Breath of a Gentle Wind

Autumn’s child
this leaf that’s pillowed on the air,
a moment’s falling star with  springtime
behind it and summer now done

A sigh
this opulent October flame
to be stored in the heart, kept alive in the mind
long past its brief season.

Suspended
on the cool breath of fall, when the vines
are all dying, it has touched us forever
without leaving a scar.

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