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
Audio and Video Music: Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. By J.S. Bach. Music free to use at YouTube.