October is self-confident and
Crisp and ready for the captious wind.
Though life lies less ahead and more behind,
Old age can barely peek through well-clad bones.
Beauty so outrageous can't be wrong,
Even as death steals among the stones,
Resting where the leaves lie battered, blind.
Copyright by Nicholas Gordon. Free for personal or non-commercial use.
Audio and Video Music: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. By J.S. Bach. Music free to use at YouTube.