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On new wings
leaves pirouette,
in the wind.

October, mighty
heartbeat of the forest
the living cathedral.

Times stops
like a leaf

October.. brooding
foretelling a silent, cold
majesty to come.
The certainty of seasons
but the earthiness, the intimacy
that is autumn
never lingers
long enough.

October passes
not as the final purge
but gentle absolution.


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