I Become Autumn

Its beauty seethed with gentleness

I was danced through air Kaleidoscope
Rustling with gratitude

Tongue of oak

Sweeping all longing

For searing green

All melancholy
For piercing heat
I drank the air
With cavernous joy

Swaying, sagging

Crinkling sweet

Letting fly
My summerness

Young flowers

Resting under

Glorious leaves


Artist's response: Patti Di Sciascio