Photography by Englepip©
One leaf falling
Down through the bright blue sky
Tinged with amber and Autumn golds
Just one leaf falling.
Colours of the refiner’s fire
Rising, falling and twisting
Into a fickle wind blowing,
Only one leaf falling.
Losing hold on what held life together
Surrendering to uncertain times.
But only one leaf falling: for now.
But if one leaf falls after another
Losing grip on the life-giving tree
To face the full harshness of winter
Will they lose the good
To fall free?
Or will they just follow unthinking
Like sheep who know not what to do?
Or is falling always a part of
What happens to find what is true,
So it can rise up in the future
Like a phoenix from ashes to skies?
Just one leaf falling:
But where will it land?