While Monarchs Have Departed The Butterfly Bush Blooms On

the nourishment
of beauty
soul food

Last Year’s Leaves

while leaving
they reveal the beauty
of their complexities

Circle Of Life

woven together
departure and arrival

White Flags Departure

white flags raised
the field
is surrendered

One by One

each leaf
in their own time
glory then the fall

Homecoming Dance

fall arrives
as leaf and shadow
dance in waning light

Structure of Spirit

with all of youth departed
the essence laid bare
great beauty remains