Oct 20, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor
                                                             Photo by Laura Ramirez on Unsplash

The lightness and lucidity in the air

coloring, withering, and shedding

leaves are natural grounding care

for the seasons of their lives now heading


Unyielding spirits and the heartbeats

of the trees descend into their storehouse
equilibrate with the ascending Earth’s receipts,

staying vigilant, perceptive, and primed to rouse


A sky in azure stays far and higher,

echoes the bird songs near and afar



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The mountains on the placid flow

captured and mirrored as if they’re real

yet the water keeps washing down and low,

reflecting nature’s power and love to heal


The seasons’ metaphors are paradigms

from the bouncing happiness to holding

the ardent passion upon trials of many times

only to strengthen their love to be unfolding


The celebration of the seasons found within,

appreciating the treasures of the world therein