I’m just getting around
to posting this picture,
which I took several days ago
on a favorite stretch of road.
The changing leaves
at the tip-top of that tree
joined the fall festivities early,
acting like change agents
ready to rally the crowd
and usher in a new season,
eager for something new.
Now that it’s been a few days,
the others are following suit,
slowly changing from green to gold,
hesitant to give in to the cooler days,
but wise enough to know
that change is life’s only constant,
and that the time has come
to let it be.