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.
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