Fall Walk

by soberflight

I went walking yesterday,

Allowing whim to lead the way,

Stepping out in falling leaves

That framed the sky, so blue that day.


The wind was grabbing at the trees

To tear their colors, fling them wide,

And strip the naked branches bare…

Or, at least, it cruelly tried.


I smelled the warmth of sun-warmed ground

‘Neath a carpet of leaf and pine.

I touched the sun’s face with my fingers.

And in return, it touched mine.


I lost myself in deep reflection

Of how blessed I felt I was

To live and breathe this warm October

That God has given, as He does.