Leaves of Autumn Fall

Autumn Leaves

Autumn Leaves (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These creeping fears
Slither in
Every crevice
I am dumbfounded by regret
I can neither recognise
Nor name
As the leaves of autumn fall

Chilled through
I am skeletal ice
Skin stretched blue
Across cheekbones
As I stumble to the pit
To descend
As the leaves of autumn fall

Perhaps the fiery abyss
Will warm
My sunken heart
Awaken new rhythm
To its deadened
Bludgeoned beat
As the leaves of autumn fall…

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About helenvalentina

Like most people, I have a number of sides to me. The most interesting one probably emerges through my writing, hence this blog. I love to read, and also to write, and so this is a way to share both.
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15 Responses to Leaves of Autumn Fall

  1. Chatty Owl says:

    “I am skeletal ice

    Skin stretched blue

    Across cheekbones

    As I stumble to the pit”
    In awe with this part.

  2. Ray says:

    Skeletal Ice! Brilliant! Love that line. Excellent poem, Helen.

    • Thanks so much, Ray! I had this come into my head as I walked to work yesterday and it really was that freezing cold in my part of the world, so the phrase just occurred. šŸ™‚

  3. Brian Hughes says:

    “Crevice – now there’s a dirty word, Blackadder.” Lord Melchett

  4. Love the shift from cold to hot in the terminology. ‘Skeletal ice’ is (as everyone said) an amazingly cool phrase too.

  5. Oh Helen! This is simply gorgeous!

  6. You have an amazing mastery of language =)

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