The leaves are changing. More and more
I see red patches over-taking the green, even as the Google Doodle
has let us know, for two days now,
that autumn is here.
How fresh the green was
back in the spring, how voluptuous
the reds and purples of summer.
Autumn delivers fire to burn away growth.
Winter will cleanse out the palate,
give us a blank slate
to rest our eyes.