Autumn breaks the sultry spell of summer,
Counters the interminable chant with
Wind whispered incantations of wonder
That weave darker tales and mesmeric myths.
Into Autumn’s cauldron living things fall,
Emerge beauties, warriors of color
In a beast of a world that heeds death’s call,
Suffocates beauty with winter’s collar.
Solemnly bittersweet hexes command
The dark, catalyzing the growth of night,
While the woods takes its climatic last stand,
Bravely executing battles of light
Until Autumn’s soldiers kneel, surrender,
Silent and frozen in time they slumber.