I watched You die in yellow

I watched You die in yellow

As green leaves rushed to inhale gold

In a whirlwind of yellow and orange.

I watched You die in orange

As Your open limbs blazed and dazzled

Like a wide, old, lavish maple

Sweating in orange and red.

I watched You die in red

As unstained blood

Burst forth from Your heart,

As crimson pulsated,

Spreading through Your veins,

Overtaking You

And all those sheltered

In Your sunset colors

Which scatter over brittle wheat fields

And corn stalks cut from sin-cursed ground

As winter's bleak uncertainty

Breathes upon its neck.

I watched You die

And watched You rise -

Your heart is beating—

Over the autumn earth.

Devon Kelly