poetry by j matthew waters

like late autumn leaves

precious little one
look me in the eye & listen
to my words

for there are so few left
in this world
& I wish to bestow them

to someone like you
innocent & accepting
willing to secure them

for an undetermined
amount of time
willing to one day

set them free
by releasing them into
an uplifting wind

only to slowly descend
into your open arms
like late autumn leaves

july two thousand twenty
copyright j matthew waters
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6 thoughts on “like late autumn leaves

  1. lovely imagery. This was an interesting poem

  2. Beautiful, John!

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