Petals

dried-hydrangea
photo by Sylvia

the years appear to pass slowly when we are very young
and as we age, their pace quickens,
chunks of time float like icebergs,
melting into cold grey waters,
sailing gracefully and not so gracefully
one at a timeโ€“
as brittle petals fly into the late evening breeze,
toward the setting sun of autumn

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