#1 The city lights through the sparse autumn trees
twinkling like artificial stars,
leading the way to an imperfect man-made Eden.
Imperfect, yet awe inspiring still.
#2 Leaves like burnished gold
floating in the autumn air
against the silver grey of the sky.
#3 Black roofs speckled
with transient gold.
#4 Gutters ragged with shades of autumn
#5 Gold toned marble
shot through with veins of black
and blotches of silver-
the trees from the 3rd. floor kitchen window.
Written autumn 2010,
copyright A.S.M. Dec. 2010