Autumn Arrival

Written by: Joseph Osita

The stained 
glass fragile 
face of the blue 
sky 
Gently whispers 
the arrival of 
shorter days.
As boring 
laziness of 
summer days 
kiss the earth 
goodbye
Bright sun 
artistically 
paint the day 
with chill rays 
Beneath the 
merriment of 
yellow and red 
colors of 
sycamore 
leaves
Perfumes of 
the stealing 
autumn arrest 
my keen nostrils
As busy-laden 
squirrels hustle 
nuts with belief,
Mine eyes are 
fed with 
everlasting 
thrills
Soon, the 
sentry poplars 
shall undress to 
yield wind 
request 
And dance 
naked before 
the scented 
daylight
Their ripped 
fruits dangling 
like damsel's 
breasts
Shall kiss the 
bright-yellow 
lips of sunlight
Then, autumn 
has cursed the 
earth with her 
chill wand
And all shall 
dance her 
drumming band