Autumn

Autumn, in northern climes

Is seen as a time of

Downshutting

 

Death is around the corner in the fall

 

The end of growth

 

Yet here in the west

Where the air is hot and moist

As a Saturday night hot date

 

Autumn rains trigger growth

Fern fronds erupt

Green sprouts shoot forth like an unbridled chia pet

 

On my rock

Parched soils soak up the beneficence of the rains

Shoot forth abundance

Green furze creeps

Spiders crawl

Birds scream their interest

Dive bombing

Insects

Dive bombing because they can

Screamflying wingmasters of the wind

Cheerleaders to new growth

Fallferns

Greencarpets

 

Drip

Drip

Drip

 

Replenishing the cycle

Sacrificing

Accepting

 

My fall contains rebirth

My fall is not into decay

But growth

 

David Trudel  ©  2012

 

 

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