I am a brown leaf preparing to touch the ground
Subtly and softly without making a sound
But I have not been like this always
I have seen my spring and summer days.
I had been firm and resolute
Proud about being attached to my routes
Undaunted by several futile attempts to tear me off
Thrilled about the battles with the winds, that went long!
I had always been strong
Except that today, when I consciously fall
Attracted by a cosmic call
I realize, this way or that I will remain connected to the ground!
Not scared of being crushed under feet
To be ground to pieces
I know integrated or disintegrated, I belong to the earth.
It is from her that I will arise again
Taking a new form
To be reborn again after the winter
I the autumn leaf need a fall!