october floated in

october floated in on a falling leaf

lifting and twirling and dancing down

still green with envy for the summer sun t

he heavy grey sky reminded her of the sea and the way the tide rolls in on a stormy day

making frothy white faces as it sings

october spun madly on her little green leaf f

rom the tippy-top of the tallest tree she watched as the bumpy brown ground braced for her fall

she sighed but wait!

a golden mum stood between buckling tree roots

perhaps her new home won't be so bad after all