wind through the trees
heralds autumn’s alchemy
transforming summer leaves to golden yellow, mellow crimson,
orange-red and fading brown
before decreasing sunlight drifts beyond the equinox.
playful eddies hide the grass
or scurry down the lane
until they moulder under foot-
their annual phoenix-fire display
extinguished by autumnal rain
and wind through the trees silently
awaits the springtime buds to leaf again.