The First Maple Leaf That Fell

Jasmine XuOctober 5, 2022CitizenshipPoetry

Artwork by Arina Stetsiuk

Blazed icily —
Tore through the bitter winds in a
Passionate last dance. A flame.

Rustled silently —
Carried the whispers of those
Left behind. A ghost.

Aged youthfully —

Tickled with its fingertips the
Dried and dead. An end

To its journey as it touched

The yellow dust.

And now on the path lay

The first maple leaf that fell . . .

Jasmine Xu is a Year 11 student in Australia. She is interested in philosophy, politics, debating, drama, and the arts. Moreover, she is always open to hearing different perspectives and enjoys thought-provoking and insightful discussions with other people.