Kaleidoscope leaves
Dangle and fall
Vacating branches
Both large and small

Disgorged and relieved
With weightless limbs
Trees ready to rest
As the light dims

The leaves will decay
Turn into earth
Fuel for the future
Endless rebirth

A difficult year
Comes to a close
Bury the sorrows
In winter snows

As memories fade
So will the hurt
Welcome the springtime
With fertile dirt