Fall Once More

The air’s getting colder

these days.

Its cold fingers trace the memory

of your silhouette at night

until it rises,


with the dew at dawn.

The heat of the summer season is gone now,

has disappeared now,

for good

just as she’s gone

for good,

your long lost lover.

You’re left with a shiver

and her fading memory.

There you stand,


in the cold.

But with every leaf that falls,

so do the pieces of your broken

heart and reassemble


yet again.

You breathe out

and let go

and as you breathe in

the winds of change,

are reborn

yet again.

And there you lift your gaze toward the first shy morning rays

and prepare for a season

of solitude,

for winter.