October

the rustle of leaves
signals the start of the wind.
they crinkle together
and the branches scrape each other.
autumn’s symphony begins
with the whistle of the wind
the geese honking their departure,
squawking goodbyes
to the other birds, stamping
their tiny feet to find buried worms.
the rustles and tweets end
with the silence of the last
falling leaf sighing into the grass.

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