Lady of Autumn

Anastasia Nikitskaya


The crisping air carries the message
the seasons summons
and I begin to weave my autumn tapestry
pulling the scents and texture from the stained glass leaves
fallen into a carpet of
apricot and crimson and smoke
the dragon of summer has given way to the wolves of winter
and the bittersweet courageously climbs one last inch
reaching one last time
to touch the sun in farewell
and I weave with spiderwebs and grass and feathers and black cat masks
amidst the crackling vines
with honey and frost and pumpkin spice upon my lips
and wrap myself in mellowed, sunset shades
and lie back
gazing at the harvest moon
through the twisting, bare branches
of the shorn trees.


*artwork by Anastasia Nikitskaya*

*artwork by Anastasia Nikitskaya*

About chimerapoet

I write. I write a lot. A. LOT. There are times I am half blind with a sentence ricocheting off the walls of my stupid, cant be shut off to save my life, brain. I am miserable until I get it down on paper. Punch it up a bit. Usually cross out half of it. And then breathe. Relax. Only to do it all again..... But I just thought that was me. How I am. Not a writer....noooo...not me. Writers are.....writing people. People Who Write. REALLY write. Write things that matter. All grown up very important things. I am just a scribbler of sorts. And I was/am content with that....if it's true, well then....a scribbler am I. Until the thought wormed its way in to my brain (the furtive sneaky bitch) that maybe...just maybe...that is writing. My style. My strange way. But....still writing. So here I am at the dance. Not sure I know any of the moves and the music is entirely mine. But.....only one way to find out. Would you care to join me?
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4 Responses to Lady of Autumn

  1. Phoenix Rainez says:

    Your poetry is such a pleasure to read. So intriguing.

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