Hesitant buds,
(coaxed by soft, gentle, cool rains,)
bold, violent; open in a delicate, bright beauty.
Sigh of a breeze released in its pollen dust,
still with an element/memory of
death’s recent frigid rule-
Edges of the dominion softened with
the gradual erosion of sharp bitterness.
Ground retracts it’s blanket of a blend-
red clay and sallow snow.
Angles blossom into adolescent development of
softness and beauty in the glossy leaves then the
Wedding day with sultry, shimmery air-
honeymoon in the stillness,
cicadas, crickets, birds serenade-
coconut-scented air intoxicating.
The aging approaches rapidly, brilliant silver years
pinch of cold air, and vivid, crisp burnt orange,
red, and mustard yellow,
til the last leaf has fallen into
sallow grasses, the night
unresponsiveness returns.

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