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Posts Tagged ‘death’

Hard to watch her
wan and wasting away
to see her grip slip
Hard to hear
her rattles and wheezes

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Thrumming chorus
Voice of summer swelter
Quiet woods go stereo
Leafing out in decibels
Heat bugs chide
Live! For soon we die.

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Autumn expires when fiery maples shiver
Legions shed in a last hurrah of color
Retreating sun salutes the dizzying descent
Illumines what the weep of beauty meant

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Woods and feeders
Left and bereft
Of song and flutter

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Dawn’s light bathes the crib
Wide-eyed infant looks and sees
No time for crying

Fluffy baby swans
Only two left of seven
Snapping turtles’ lunch

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The autumn leaf doesn’t mourn
Other leaves that fall before it
Doesn’t question why it remains
Longer on the tree

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