Last Dance

A few autumns ago I was reminded of two lovers dancing when experiencing two dazzling falling leaves gracefully swirling around each other in a soft breeze as they reluctantly but inexorably completed their journey to the soil from whence they came:

Last Dance

They clung tightly

Knowing when they leapt

It would be forever.

Flirted with each other for months

Waiting for just the right moment

For the ultimate release

Then it came in a reckless rush

They simply let go

Gave in to a power greater than them

Caught in a swirling twirling sensation

Colors flashed as the world rushed by

Reveling in every motion

In the beauty all around

And with their partner felt a freedom

They had never known

Gloriously floating

Then softly touching the earth and each other

In a long and final embrace.

With Love,


About russtowne

I'm awed by the beauty of nature and the power of love and gratitude. Some of my favorite sensory experiences include waves crashing on rocky shores, waterways in ancient redwood and fern-filled forests, and rain. My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren. I manage a wealth management firm that I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of approximately 60 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children.
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6 Responses to Last Dance

  1. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful! ❤️

  2. ksbeth says:

    so beautiful, russ –

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