Cycles of Mine

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Fall is so beautiful. Photo by Annemarie Jones.

A single green leaf,

Reaching for the sky.

Feeling the heat of the sun.

And the kiss of the wind.

It caresses her,

Coaxes her to be free,

She lets go.

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Colors blur,

Sounds blend,

Gravity whispers,

Flowers call to her,

And warm green grass embraces her.

The wind snickers.

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RU honors breast cancer awareness month with a pink fountain. Photo by Syndey Crawson.

A single blossom shatters.

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Cold air isolates her,

Ripping her from her earthly home.

Dragging her up into the gray foreboding sky

Icy rain drains all color,

And reverberations drown.

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Torn against needle branches,

Chipped and crumpled,

Gravity cackles.

A single brown leaf,

Falling to a barren tomb.