trudging along beaten path
intense grey clouds bring joy.
Gusty wind blows
people scuttling home
landslide, uprooted trees, wrecked dwellings…
Man’s folly - paying the price.
life persists amidst hurdles
Falling leaves, gentle reminder
of life’s multicolored hues…
brief bliss to the restless mind.
Still wintry weather
lone traveler on thoroughfare
miles to go, ambling along.
Diminutive shoot surfaces
instinct to survive amidst odds,
harbinger of Spring.
season after season
until purpose of living is understood.