Autumn Days


Autumn Days



I feel the fall leaves

Jumping into abundant piles

Crunching under my knees

The satisfying stomp walking the couple miles

To school, backpack slung over one shoulder

Laden with books

The weight of being older

Yet still oblivious to the potential deceit of propaganda and acceptable looks

I smell the scent of bonfires lingering on my clothes

Contained for only Roasting s'mores

The fire dances and glows

Dissipating before it roars

A sky splattered with stars

Endless universe and possibility

Before undue pollution and scars

And the superseding need for survival and stability

I hear wind whooshing, trees teetering just so

Their branches like knobby, impossibly old fingers

Reminiscing of when they just wanted to grow

And yet time lingers

Eternal days to fulfill

Now we're reluctant to turn another year

So savor each simple thrill

And hold these pure memories near

Shana Liddell 

I am from Illinois originally but have resided in Arizona for the past 15 years. I love the desert and the warm weather. I enjoy hiking and getting outdoors. I also have a passion for writing though I have never submitted my work for publication before. I am fortunate to have a wonderful husband who loves to cook and a 17-month-old son who keeps me very busy and can make it difficult to find time to write. I also enjoy reading a good thriller as much as I like writing them. Her work first was published by Ariel Chart in 2022.


  1. Congratulations! This is a wonderful piece. Keep that pen moving!

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