On Seeing the Light's Reflection on Autumn Leaves
Crisp autumn day in the mountains
A time to reflect as I stroll
Along the weather-beaten foot bridge
I stop to gaze at the water below
Not much water to see
Just leaves; beautiful leaves
In the shapes and colors of fall
Reds, yellows, browns, and oranges
Reflecting rays of golden sunlight
Creating a most perfect path
Calling to all who gaze upon her outstretched arms
Inviting them to find comfort in nature's cradle of peace
Oh how I want to curl up in this radiant light!
To be warmed by the glowing orb that sits against blue sky
And take refuge like the leaves that have captured my gaze.
There is a bit of leaf in all of us, I suppose.
A part that will always be warmed by the light.
The thought emerges, passes, and I walk on
As another leaf falls.