Paint the leaves scarlet and gold
lend them the glow of the sun
riding low in the sky
Don’t scrimp on the colors
the shadows will come anytime
to fill in the spaces in the foliage
You will need the charcoal
to trace the path of the leaf swirling
from the branch to the ground
where the colors bleed
Do not cry. Darkness will shine on the light
or is it the other way around?
Do you see how vivid the hues are
against the descending gloom
like life . . .
staring at death.
For the DAILY PROMPT: AUTUMN LEAVES