Together as one

A photo of a tree in autumn, with green, red, and shades of yellow leaves.
Canberra’s autumn

Green, yellow, and red—
beauty in coexistence,
nature represents.

Veteran

closeup photo of fallen autumn leaves with the tree in the background

A fallen soldier,
looking up to the others,
hoping, autumn leaf.

Taking time off

close up photo of reddish-brown autumn leaves on a tree

Lying down, face up,
holiday in the city—
sunbathing fall leaves.

Frozen

photo of an autum tree with a pool of brown and red leaves around it, taken in the second week of winter

The last of its kind,
going bald, still bold, holds ground—
locked in time, autumn.

Goodbye

photo of a brown autumn leaf on the ground, taken on the second week of winter

Fragile and fading,
welcoming clear tomorrows—
dying leaves, bodies.