It was there
underneath the shade of autumn trees
where we shared our first kiss
that you confessed your love for me
to be as vibrant as the thick coat of blood red leaves
that hung above us.
As autumn turned to winter
the air turned to frost, elevated leaves
slowly plucked from trees
falling down into a heap
the once bright shade of crimson reduced to brown mush
upon which we found ourselves now standing.
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