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RCL 09-22-2021 10:30 AM

Fall Fruit?
Happy Fall (it’s a trip)

Red Maples

As radiant as springtime’s blossoms,
fall foliage mimics summer fruit
brightly colored at peak ripeness.
Then crisping leaves like licking flames
soon subside as winter ashes
and sift to roots of phoenix trees
that spark in spring and rise again.

Martin Elster 09-22-2021 01:12 PM

I like that, Ralph. Happy Equinox!

RCL 09-23-2021 05:41 PM

Thanks, Martin. An attempt to be more positive about the season.

RCL 09-24-2021 04:25 PM

As well,

Autumn Light

With every shortened day
the lovely leaves take flight
but bare trees increase light
that plays as branches sway.

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