Leavings

A eulogy for fall color

Joni Sensel
Oct 25, 2019 · 1 min read
Intensely red and yellow fall leaves
Brilliant. (Photo by Joni Sensel)

Does it hurt?
The slow loss of
Chlorophyll,
The mottling,
Like age spots,
But more beautiful.
Your luminosity steals my breath
(A harbinger of approaching death)
Until a hard freeze, a strong wind,
A punishing rain
Breaks your weakening grip
And sends you tumbling to earth
Where we’ll lie still and molder
The same.

Until then, resisting, I protest and groan.
Your rustling last days look like
Celebration.
I only hope my pain,
Through the prism of soul,
Blazes as brightly as yours.

Joni Sensel writes for Fortune 100 companies, young readers, and you amid work on a memoir about love, intuition, and loss. Read more of her work on Medium:

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Exploring intuition, imagination, creativity, and other paths to the Divine. Writer, adventurer, creativity advocate. www.jonisensel.com

Soul & Sea

Poetry of the mystics

Joni Sensel

Written by

Exploring intuition, imagination, creativity, and other paths to the Divine. Writer, adventurer, creativity advocate. www.jonisensel.com

Soul & Sea

Poetry of the mystics

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