Frosted Autumn Leaf

silvery blanket
harsh eiderdown of ice steel
these veins against life’s
burning decay obscure my
fall from morning’s bitter gaze

© 2016 Occasional Dreams
In response to: Carpe Diem Tanka Splendor #6 first frost / daily prompt: Vegetal
Image: Frosty Autumn Leaves by Kevin Arscott / CC BY

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