Phoenix of Seasons


It’s autumn—

the time of year when nature

bursts into flames.


Like the mythical phoenix,

fall is a fabulous glory of fiery color

before the world settles

into the char and ash

of winter’s leafless trees and snow.

autumn3But life will emerge again,

a fledgling in spring

growing into the vibrant, mature hues of summer,

before its natural life-cycle brings it

yet again

to a necessary fiery autumnal demise.


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