Only yesterday
these leaves
danced on
slender petioles.

by the wind,
by the twigs.

Now, the slow grip
of frost
presses upon
dying leaves.

Their short lives
spent, fallen,
to the season.

©  2013  Richard Havenga
You may also enjoy “The Last Dance” – October 7, 2013 
Photo Locations:

1. Wabasis Lake Park, (WabasisKent County, Michigan 
2. Home Land,  Cannonsburg,  (Cannonsburg)  Michigan

3. Townsend Park, (TownsendKent County, Michigan 
Leaf Identification

1. Trembling Poplar – Populus tremuloides 

2. Norway Maple – Acer platanoides

3. Red Oak – Quercus rubra


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