Eyes closed in the afternoon
Under the covers again, but
Now the sun shines beyond the blinds
Letting my smiling heart float
The breeze brushes through the air
Guiding rustling leaves across the ground
Leaves fall from the sky, and the temperature drops
As autumn arrives
A season of change before more buds
Developing for more life
A beauty in the bare branches, vulnerable
And hope for continual bloom
Be my autumn
We’ll transition together, later to bloom together
Two birches growing side by side, forever intertwined
Holding each other up, ever reaching the sky
My cheeks rise to my brightened eyes
As you lift my heart in your hands
Where you place it beside yours, so selfless
Arms open always for me, understood, secure, connected, loved.