Riderless seesaw,
where pairs sat, took turns watching
summers rise and fall:

now, outgrown playground,
where motley leaves hide and seek,
frolic ere fading

raindrops glide down slides
while winds sway on swings: nature's
lark before the freeze.

Diversions © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Photo challenge prompt (empty seesaw surrounded by leaves) - link: https://allpoetry.com/contest/2733359-Photography--163
Submitted: September 25, 2019

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