Thursday, November 10, 2011

a different autumn dance

this years dance of autumn
was so different

there have been so many
major transitions in my life
the past number of months

I thought this autumn
would be more calm
more art filled
more peaceful
more creative

but not.
instead filled with more arrangements
more meetings
more phone calls
ensuring peace
and safety
for those I love
waiting to play

still nature danced
all about me
in the familiar stride
which nature takes
leaves of gold

my own dance
felt fretful
sometimes near frantic
sighting as impossible
this slower

dance of self
crunchy leaves

yet here I am
taking longer
courage filled strides
filled with the knowledge

if only for a moment
still certain
almost always
in self
in courage
in knowing the joy
of the dance
leaves of burgundy


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