Fall is near, just listen

by Autumn Potkay

Chrysalis Literary and Arts Magazine
Ferrum College, Fall 2018
Selected for AppLit by Abigail McGovern, 2021-22 editor

Autumn Potkay, from Mayodan, NC, graduated from Ferrum College in 2020 with a major in Criminal Justice and a minor in Forensics. She was part of the women’s wrestling team and the Criminal Justice Club and is now the head coach of the Lady Rangers Wrestling Club in Leesburg, VA (in 2022). She enjoys taking photos, and the fall season because of its vibrant colors. Her poem is reprinted here with permission after appearing in the Fall 2018 issue of Chrysalis Literary and Arts Magazine.

Fall is near, can’t you see her colorful song?
As the leaves fall like feathers towards the vibrant green ground
I wonder if the trees will make it through the cold winter safe and sound
Beautiful colors and beautiful sights 
I can’t wait for her chilly warm nights 
Although I am sad that the trees lose their gorgeous green hair
I’m glad that autumn will be falling through the air
Fall is coming, won’t you look at her windblown song?
The way the leaves move in the air like they must know it all
Swaying back and forth to the rhythm of her beat
They move to the tempo as if they have their own feet
Beautiful dances and beautiful tones
I wonder if I can make her my own
Fall is near, just watch her as she ignites
I can’t believes it’s been a year since she’s been in the spotlight
Fall is here, just watch her sing her song

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