falling leaves (for Susie)

Vale Susie. Passed away 10/06/2017.

Frank Prem

the leaves are coming down
for Susie
she will not rake them up
today

they fall in colours

yellow
pink

and rosy red

covering the green
with shades of warm

covering
a pillow for her head
a blanket for her bed
we’ll heap them high for her

Susie raked them
year on year
but now
that time has passed
as fleeting as Autumn days
that lead to Winter

and she
won’t rake them
anymore
though they still tumble
through the air

the leaves
coming down
for Susie


© Frank Prem, 2017

May 2017 Poem #28: nothing

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