The winding pathway reveals the passage of time with aplomb,
Portraying nature’s cycles on its paved and pitted surface.
Each season’s portrait depicted in perfect detail;
None so priceless as the pathway in pure gold leaf.
Autumn rainfall pours into potholes of impure puddles.
The plip, the plop, the splatter and the pattering of rain,
While pleasing breezes push away the clouds.
Plentiful golden leaves form pleasing shapes and patterns.
Beneath piles of crisp leaves packed high,
Shrouded in privacy and peaceful autumnal comfort,
Hedgehogs sleep, preen and play in their hidden leafy places.
Safe and protected beside the precious leafy pathway.
(c) Deano Parsons. 2018.