Another Year, Another Memory

I STRETCH TO REACH THE RAIN

memories fall like leaves
that drop with no breeze
yellow, orange, red
they fall away
until all that’s left of
me is trunk and branches
outstretched to catch
the rain
I stand bare before you
my colors stripped away
yellow, orange, red
years blending, changing
once so green
now fading, curling
falling
slowly at first
with the slightest breeze
a sparrows breath
all that’s left of me
drifts away taking you
and all we shared
such beautiful leaves
yellow, orange, red
while I stand bare
and stretch to reach
the rain

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