Fall-ing into Youth
Leisurely steps carry me forward
Lethargy depicts every movement
Awash in the golden-hued fall light.
Breezy caresses swirl around me
Stroking my skin from forehead to heel
The touch tickles my flesh to life
Awaking a giddiness within me.
Leaf confetti tumbles over me
A celebration of the summer past
To gather in crispy drifts against the curb
Calling me over with their raspy clatter.
I don’t attempt to resist the temptation
This glorious fall day is melting years from me
Mother nature coaxing her daughter,
“shrug off the weight of responsibility and dance with me!”
My feet scuffling through the leaves
emit the joyous voice of tambourines singing.
The scent that erupts – clean, fresh and verdant
Breathes youth into this weary soul.