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My Autumn

When autumn came to your town, I came back

By Heather HagyPublished 3 years ago Updated 3 years ago 1 min read

When autumn came to Springhill,

fallen leaves turned the colors

of harvest-time pumpkins

and ripe golden pears.

The trees stood naked and dry,

and the evening chill arrived

a little sooner each night.

When autumn came to your town,

I came back.

***************

I went to your door,

heard singing and laughing.

I thought it was the wind,

and I cursed the season.

The last blazing rays

of late September sun

lit up your front porch.

The brightness hurt my eyes;

I suddenly wanted to turn away.

I rang your doorbell instead,

exhaling softly as the door opened.

Your blue eyes stared

from the face of a tiny blonde being.

I felt the world wither around me,

wished the ground would swallow me,

and then you were there.

But your smile,

it didn’t matter anymore.

***************

Autumn came to Springhill,

and the crows rejoiced

as the green fields faded

and garden flowers grew tired.

Summer lovers parted

while crickets mourned.

Autumn came,

and I didn’t look back.

heartbreak

About the Creator

Heather Hagy

Stephen King fan (but not like Annie "I'm your #1 fan" Wilkes cuz I'm sane and she's not)

Horror/supernatural are my favorite writing genres

Wife to 1 and mom to 4 humans, 4 dogs, 6 cats, and a dragon

"Jaws" is the greatest movie ever

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