Green Leaves


Green leaves

just coming in,

starting to change

the color of the landscape.

These days,

they’re coming in late,

limiting the days

we’ll have to enjoy them.

Not much seems to last.

Things just pass away.

Seasons change,

like the turning of a page

and we don’t look our age.

We look younger,

and feel much older.

A hard ride.

A quick conclusion.

Spend life

sitting outside

and trying

to bottle time.

It never works.

It always

beats the cork.

Open another one

and imbibe a memory.

Spring is supposed to be

a time of new life,

not a tragedy.



HG – 2022

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