Monday, November 28, 2011

~ "How beautifully ....

....leaves grow old.
How full of light
and color
are their last days." ~ John Burroughs

It takes me forever to rake leaves.
Not because it's a
back breaking job.
Not because it's a
thankless chore.
Not because when you think
you've completed your task,
you turn around
and find more leaves
have surrounded you.

It takes me forever
because I get mesmerized
by these fallen gems.
Their colors.
Their textures.
Their scent.

I am addicted to Autumn.