Autumn ends

54e34bd6913f0537fef95d6ecc6bd28aby Natalie Burns28 Dec 2013

Damp trodden autumn
of velvet leaf mould
drowning in puddles
collecting like gold

Mist pockets stutter
enveloping trees
stagnant and haunting
awaiting a breeze

Bare branches reach out
undressed and forlorn
shivering shy
in the first frosty dawn