New Street Gang

T

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wind

bulldozes down from

the north and acts as the catalyst

for the street gang called the Straying

Leaves to swirl thickly in multicolored

droves through every street, determined to

get into cars, hair, houses, yards, and into

people’s lives, creating bright, fall

memories for everyone

who notices

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O, Free Leaves

The leaves are free…free!

After months of captivity, locked up

attached to trees, eating the same

thing every day, hanging

with the same neighbors constantly

Now, broken loose, they get to learn how to

fly, flip, jump, roll anywhere, alone or among

a whole gang of free golden colored spirits

in complete abandon…abandon!

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Change Reactions

The few deciduous trees blaze with the intense autumnal changes

The few pine trees stoically remain unchanged, green, unaffected

The few elms just have leaves, then drop them off, and look naked

The variety resembles individual human reactions to life’s changes

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