Autumn Leaves

January 5, 2016

  
seems most folks love the autumn leaves

 

“oh yeah, that’s real nice” I say with a smile

but mostly I’m just thinkin’ it means the cold is comin’

– and sooner than they know

 

the pretty leaves match the rust on the bridges and the dirty gray sky blends good with the streets ’round here

there’re nights when those streets are almost hot and you don’t even dream of a blanket

– but not this time a year

 

some afternoons the sun peaks through all them buildings and makes it clear to the ground

oh yeah I lay there in the warmth like a dog does when it shines in the window of a house

– movin’ every so often til it can’t hit me no more

 

oh yeah I had a house once

wasn’t so great bein’ all cooped up like that

– stayed warm enough though that’s the truth

 

some won’t make it through when the winter hits full on

it takes a knack you know

a man needs more than smokes and somethin’ to drink

– but those sure help yes sir

 

ain’t no big deal I’ll be fine you watch

oh yeah

– I’m gonna have my spring again

 

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4 Responses to “Autumn Leaves”

  1. facetfully Says:

    Looks like poetry fits in your bag too!

  2. Terry Tyler Says:

    THis is really good 🙂


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