Fall

The sun has given so much of itself
it’s quick to go under and late to rise
often taking breaks behind the clouds
slowly letting the darkness takeover

The trees in anticipation of their upcoming slumber
dress in their finest golden leaves
and dance in the wind
shedding their clothes in the excitement

The squirrels panic in preparation
collecting scraps
insulating their home
for the coming cold

Ducks flock in formation
escaping from the impending freeze

The darkness finally takes over
The trees finally lay bare
The squirrels settled in their den
The ducks soaking the southern sun
As the first flakes of winter fall

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