I was walking in the park last Fall,

There was no one else around at all.

The leaves lay thick upon the ground,

The silent stillness was profound.

There was a sadness in my situation,

I felt a sense of desolation.

An empty bench, an empty park,

No friend to make a quick remark,

Or joke and give my heart a lift,

I was lost at sea, just cut adrift.

There was a melancholy undertone,

I’ve never been so quite alone.

I felt disassembled, torn apart,

As Autumn crept into my heart.

© Caro Ness 2015