Edinburgh Botanic Gardens

written October 2009

 

It is autumn

Edinburgh Botanic Gardens - yellow acer

Here this season

seeps into bone.

Expecting red

orange, grey, bronze

I am caught unaware

by translucent leaves

so yellow

against a height of sky

all light glows green.

I cannot bear to move.

Standing silent,

hear each shimmering leaf

ready its soft fall

dreaming a winter.

wish I was there this year too

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