Autumn Leaves

“Autumn Leaves,” Friend, Oct. 1991, 19

Autumn Leaves

We love to play in autumn leaves

Drifting down from autumn trees,

Dancing, twirling in the breeze,

Settling into golden mounds—

Magic treasure on the ground,

We run, we slide, we hop, we leap,

Falling into the crackling heap,

Falling into the cushioned deep.