Autumn in full glow
The leaves in day glow colors
Love in bloom
Expectant with color
Life, full and rich.
Until the bitter cold wind blows through
Ripping the leaves off their tenuous hinge.
Throwing them to the ground,
To wither, and die.
The leaves, still full colored,
Lay on the ground
Blind-sided by that cold bitter wind.
Their luster already fading.
They disintegrate into the earth.
The devastation is complete, thinks the cold wind.
What was, will never be again.
But love never dies.
With transformation comes something new
And maybe more beautiful.