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Autumn Loss

This is a piece written during a time of much change in my life.
Tree Autumn

I sit in the crotch of an Ancient Oak
Her leaves falling
As I let dreams dissolve and go back to bare bone
She too to spine and branch
I want to hide here for the winter
Like squirrels
With food stashed
Not move far

She wraps her trunk around me
As I press into her
Autumn, winter,
Death and dying everywhere
We both tired from Summer’s show and glamour
Being here is
No where else home

Do less, she says
Eat less, talk less
Let silence and stillness feed you
Rest in emptiness and loss
Wait for Spring.. it will come
It always does

– Mary Berkery