Winter's Rise

Winter's rise begins
 as autumn slips into hiding.
Strewn brown and crunchy leaves
 cling to shoes and boots
 tracking into the house.
Raked and blown into piles
 soft winds loosen and chase
 loosened leaves floating into air.
Paths, walkways easily covered
 layered into clusters in the brush
 across once well trodden byways.
On the trees some leaves cling
 reluctant of the final release and fall
 to a hardening earth below.
A story freely flows
 of cold weather and long winters here
 harsh and frozen with drifting snow.
Long tall tell tale
 of windy remembrances
 walking in the snowy icy cold
 on the way to knowledge schooled.
It appears those times may have a return engagement
 of unpredictable and old weather patterns
 rising from the global warming fall.
Comes the heat, comes the cold,
 comes the mighty hurricane storms of old
 and worry as to winter's rise as it begins.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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