cork sealed toxins
Autumn falls into the calendar
of harvest fruition
and beckons with a full larder finger
to a flame adorned maiden
whose Cinderella dress
falls from rosy display—
to reveal a frugal skeletal frame.
A Fall sun warmly dapples
surrounding fruit nuts,
whose centres tempt Persephone to stay.
While the Earth Mother mourns the loss
of another child; the leaves abortively fall.