Beauty Felled

Maple leaf - watercolor pencil on travertine tile.

Maple leaf – watercolor pencil on travertine tile.

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Watercolor pencil and ink on travertine tile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garnets, rubies, citrine,
Forest’s crown jewels,
Boasting brilliance.
Beauty dazzles.

Softly surrendering,
Silently drifting,
Smothering.
Beauty fades.

Withered, weathered,
Wind-whipped,
Tossed, tumbled.
Beauty weeps.

Scattered sacrifices,
Last proof of life,
Imprints on sidewalk.
Leaves lament.

Crisp, crunchy.
Rakes eradicate,
Mowers mutilate.
We weep.

Lynn McHale Nov. 16, 2013 Copyright All Rights Reserved