The Introspection of Fall

The Interspection of Fall
The introspection of fall

Inspired by Todd Richardson

The colors of dying
vibrant orange, yellow, red.
Leaves a blaze of glory
in celebration of life full-circle.
Humble pride and then the fall,
falling to earth,
returning to soil
whence we came.

As the leaves brown and rot
turning to slippery vitamin-mud,
Tree prepares for winter
pulling the lifeblood sap
away from sprawling social limbs
into roots, into earth, into heart,
soaking in the nourishing tea
of leaf-mud and rain,
turning inward,
introspection.

The daylight fades
and we too turn inward
like the grass
whose roots grow
through the long winter,
we nourish our foundational self
with growth and discovery.”
Am I living a life of awareness?
A life of lovingkindness?
A life in the vibrant colors of dying?

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About createthedawn

Dawn’s calling is for her poetry to “light the gloomy corners of the world.” She facilitates writing workshops both online and face-to-face and is a dynamic speaker on inspiration, innovation, change, and healing. Dawn believes in the power of poetry to process, to focus, to align, and to find our way to happiness and fulfillment. Thus, her business and her blog are called: create the dawn.
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