Falls Golden Leafs

by Samuel De Lemos

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Its that time of year when
The fall’s golden leafs
Shimmer, at that
precise moment
when the sun’s
Downward crest is at
it’s most luminous.

Like a thousand soldiers
dressed in medieval armor.
Standing in battle array,
Radiant and glittering
amidst a verdant
landscape.

What a sight it must have been,
To see such glimmering beauty!

Suddenly realizing
that the vision-
Ebullient and
wonderful:

Is the splendor of
your enemy,
whose sole intention
Is only to see you dead.