I cherish these days with you
for soon, you will be gone.
A winter’s wind will cut through my heart
freeze my face, especially my little nose.
the days with you, have brought joy and new insights
filling my soul with love, and goodness.
The longing I have for you
will be kept close to me.
Long after you leave me.
I do not detest, that you leave,
not even that you leave me
Everything has a time and place.
And though yours is especially quick,
_______ moments so close with you
I can’t help but fall in love.
So as we watch the branches bare
and rake up the leaves in big piles.
Those leave once so vibrant in color,
curling up, become crushed and faded.
Dear Autumn, don’t forget me,
For I will wait for you,
As I do each and every year.