Fall has arrived! And it’s a beautiful time of the year on Vancouver Island.

After taking this photo, I couldn’t help myself.
I ran down the path, playing with the fallen leaves
returning to life-as-a-child for a few moments when life was uncomplicated.

May we all take a break from the political yuck, personal stresses
and for a few moments in our mind
scamper down a lane covered with leaves
joyfully toss the leaves up in the air
inhale the smells-of-Fall
listen to the sounds under our feet as we play
and laugh with our friends in the leaves who join us in such wonderful play.

© June Maffin

Photo taken in Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia, Canada