The unsaid goodbye
Rising to the surface of an empty lake,
a single leaf
like an unsaid goodbye,
too late for autumn.
Ripple-ringed dark waters,
to recall sun-splitting orange-gold
days of October.
Reflected forest, broken
by the troubled surface, promises,
touching leaf edge;
that gravity and time will turn again.
But I recall you smiling as we swam,
and memories dissolve,
like autumn leaves,
in the rain.
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This is lovely.
This is so very touching and well expressed.
This was so tender and thoughtful and the imagery was so striking. Just beautiful.
Quite lovely! The leaf touched my soul!
really effective…i like the leaf being the unsaid goodbye…and the close of time turning again…like change that forever happens…
It really communicates a sense of loneliness, the beauty of living and sadness of immortality.
Very delicate – but deep and evocative too.. I enjoyed this and will be back for more soemtime – Thank you Scott http://www.scotthastie.com
Tender and lingering like the unsaid goodbye leaf. Well written