Trees release leaves, the fall wind blows,
Falling leaves mirroring the teardrops falling from my eyes.
Clinging safely to lashes wet with dewy droplets a single tear tethers,
Like the remaining leaf clinging to the familiarity of a tree branch.
Afraid to fall, afraid to let go, afraid of the unknown.
Another month passes in my life,
Barely I notice the changing days on the calendar.
Struggling for an answer that I can’t find,
To a question repeated incessantly in my head.
I want to scream, to make this all stop,
The pain, the tears, the heartache.
Instead I find solace in the cool fall breeze,
Watching the falling leaves that are Earth’s tears.