Singing on the Way to Our Grave

This layer of crackling leaves
lies dry upon the earth,
brown and begging
for a return to the dirt
so that the cycle
can be completed.

The beautiful colors
were once vibrant
upon the trees,
but now, in their withered state,
shall be cannibalized by the soil
during nature’s yearly ritual.

Like a shooting star
fading through the sky,
this wondrous vision in autumn
shines brightest
before it dies.

Scott Thomas Outlar is a lover of truth and enjoys researching philosophy, psychology, politics, spirituality, and any other facet of consciousness in the pursuit of reaching a higher state of vibration. He also enjoys writing rants, poems, essays, short stories, and prose-fusion screeds covering such subjects. Scott Thomas can be reached at You can also watch and/or subscribe to his YouTube Channel Read other articles by Scott Thomas, or visit Scott Thomas's website.