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Fall Trip

We travel cross country to see
Leaves losing their lives.
Well, that's what it is really
Isn't it?
When they turn dry and crumbly
and fall in the colors we love so much.
Is it murder, suicide
or both?
Natural causes, I suppose.
Red, yellow, orange
Brilliant natural causes.

--by Laura Witsenhausen
Los Angeles, California

© 1999
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