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Autumn Tree

Stripped black twilight silhouette

Charred by blazing rust and gold

Igniting a fiery carpet

Of dead leaves on the ground.

 

The purifying alchemy of autumn purged

Branches, plundered by untamed Atlantic winds

Thrashing, without apparent purpose,

Then lashed stark naked to the sky.

 

Darkness doubles, cold ground slumbers.

Fire melts to ice, then rots to rebirth

Until the shroud of winter slips,

To show the fingertips of spring.

 

Steve Bishop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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