Child of The Fallen Leaves

The Fall is a feeling, not a time or place. 
 
It is orange and brown, and the nips of wind blowing.
 
It's broccoli and cheese, and the rustle of leaves 
with their reds and their yellows, and their cinnamon scented talks.
 
It's the park bench wet from the early rain, and the mittens that tap it to the sound of the geese flying away
 
It's warm cider and a pumpkin patch, a hayride and hot chocolate after getting lost for hours in the corn maze. 
 
It's running till the air is piercing your lungs, running towards the warm hugs
 
of the families that came to visit and pass candy and laugh together in their puffy sweaters,
 
as you watch with wide eyes etherial eternity 
 
you never thought would fade away, or miss this much. 
 
Until you're home by the palm trees, remembering Autumn Dreams, 
 
writing of the Child of the Fallen Leaves, while she remembers the deciduous What Used To Be. 

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