The leaves fall slowly down as
I watch from my seat on a log.
The woods around me are ablaze with color and
from where I sit, I can see far across the valley.
The trees are turning slowly this year and are
giving us a show worthy of the Gods.
The air has turned bitterly cold
And a few snowflakes have started to fall.
The leaves will fall faster now and
before long the trees will be bare.
Heralding the start of winter and
a time of sleep and rejuvenation.
Letting us reflect on life and being told to slow down,
the falling leaves are a reminder.
A reminder that even though things look bleak
We can look ahead beyond winter to spring
Look past those falling leaves to a new beginning.