Autumn Leaves

Autumn leaves

I dream of autumn leaves

Gold, yellow, red and brown

Fallen to the ground

Covering every inch of grass

Clearing with a rake

I sweep the leaves into a mound

Gathered in a bag and bound

I give my burden to him

Of everything that’s dead and dry

I need to be freed

And he does it for me

Going far off with it to bury it

To die

Leaving my life cleaned out

I’m free and ready for spring