Dear Autumn

By: Ashoo Malhotra

Dear Autumn,

I stand & watch 

the leaves fall in

all your splendor 

oh, the eternal love 

selflessly surrender 

and I think to myself 

if the words too fade, in

a melancholic serenade 

once soft & clear 

crisply disappear 

in the wry crunch 

of a dry October ?