Autumn leaves leaves to do what they must,
and that is to lose their green.
But this does not at all mean they go bust,
they simply know how to wean.
The tree saves its energy step by step
and reduces the danger to freeze.
And secretly it stays full of pep
until springtime sets out to tease.
When the temperatures rise the tree shows what it did
in the nondescript buds in the dark.
It slowly unfolds new leaves which get rid
of their covers as brown as the bark.