As radiant as springtime’s blossoms,
fall foliage mimics summer fruit
brightly colored at peak ripeness.
Then crisping leaves like licking flames
soon subside as winter ashes
and sift to roots of phoenix trees
that spark in spring and rise again.
Poem by Ralph La Rosa
Ralph La Rosa has published work on American writers, written for film and fiction, now devoting himself to poetry, having published widely on the Internet, in print journals, in the chapbook Sonnet Stanzas, and in the full-length Ghost Trees and My Miscellaneous Muse: Poem Pastiches & Whimsical Words.