Last Leaves

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Trees in stark nudity
Mannequins
Limbs akimbo
Waiting for fashion colours
Of next spring
Those final leaves
Cling with tenacity
Earrings of veined skin
Lined, translucent with age
Defiant relics of past beauty
Yet when age and gravity collude
Last leaves release their grip
Crinkled skin whispering goodbye
With silent tender kiss
Drift to earth

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