The New Meaning Of Fall

I’m 16. 

That means I have 2 more falls till I leave home,

2 more Saturdays spent raking autumn leaves,

2 more Halloween parties,

2 more homecomings,

2 more visits to the pumpkin patch, 

2 more years before I leave it all behind.

I used to love fall because of the crunch of the leaves beneath my feet

And the smell of my grandma's Thanksgiving desserts.

But now fall just reminds me that I’m running out of time,

That I’m growing up too fast,

That my life right now will just be a memory.



Posted in response to the challenge Fall: Writing.



17 years old

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