Falling Leaves

They sit bright on their branches

Creating a rainbow of colors

Colors left over from a long summer

Of embracing the sun’s light

Colors exhibiting their transformation

Before they gracefully fly

To their final resting ground

Back to the earth

To nourish the others coming forth.

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Their brilliance,

Their beauty

Their last Hoo-rah

Reminds me again, again, again

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Things change

Leaves light up the world

And then they gracefully Fall

Just as we do

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When our Dharma is done

We return to the earth

Back to our elemental state

Time and time again

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So precious, so short

These leaves here and now

I breathe it in

I walk into it

I see it

I let it go