As I stare at the branches the leaves fall away,
Barely able to hang on, the season won't let them stay;
Their colors deep shades of orange, some the darkest red,
I watched as the wind held you as you fled;
Your journey has ended and you now have to go,
Where will you land, how far will you blow?
The tree can't hold you any longer for autumn is here,
The cold is coming and winter is near;
Life went on while you fell from grace,
Nobody cared that you were displaced;
Laying there damp against the rain-soaked roads,
Scattered in whatever direction the cool breeze chose;
In death there is beauty if we just wait to see,
For in the place of just one fallen, there will someday be three.