Red leaf

For the Secret Keeper’s five word prompt.



A red leaf drifts home

in the changing light

from day to night,

and peace and happiness slump

like weary faces,

letting the façade slip.


The night will be cold,

the winter long,

and who knows if the spring

will remember to return.




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Jane Dougherty

I used to do lots of things I didn't much enjoy. Now I am officially a writer. It's what I always wanted to be.

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