Poems

Seasons and colors change

Photo by Sue Vincent

We walk this fall day – a few
more gray hairs than last – beneath
the leaves – rusted coppers
replacing youthful greens – clinging
to the only home they’ve ever known,
on the verge of their final voyage, that
rambling trek to what they know not.

This expedition under gray skies
takes us through the misty uncertainty
of that next great adventure, while
leaves search for courage to brave
one last tour – a change in altitude
if not attitude – of the crisp breezes
softening their descent to a new home.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for Sue Vincent’s Thursday Photo Prompt “copper” #writephoto

13 thoughts on “Seasons and colors change”

  1. it’s fun and useful to use a photo or art piece as a starting point for a poem, and then follow the path or our imagination to see where it leads us. nice image and thoughtful words. j

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