Carol A. Hand
I realize this is a little early. Yet these were my thoughts as I greeted a cool morning of glistening dew-covered grass, watching squirrels busy preparing for the coming winter.
October, Binaakwe-giizis, failing leaves moon
A time of learning and change
A time for letting go and greeting new life
How many more autumns will I see
How many more lessons to come?
Photo: Autumn Leaves
As leaves begin to turn golden
I have only this moment
To be grateful for the precious gifts
Of a life that has brought both joy and pain
Let me savor every moment
Knowing it will never come my way again.
In the falling leaves moon season of my life
This is all that I ask
Please let the wisdom of life stored from the sun
Fall from me gracefully to touch the earth
To nourish generations of life that are yet to come.
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