A leaf falling in summer

I saw a leaf falling in summer
A snowflake land in the first week of June
The bikes wait in the garages
The horses stayed in their stables and slept
As the candles burned, pages turned, a storm rattled through the attic windows

I saw a leaf falling in summer
Icicles on the patio doors
Rowing boats in a frozen lake
An ice cream van close its windows and leave
As your eyes caught mine, the windchimes calmed, the sunlight flickered through the bus stop shelters

And of all of the stories we heard
The brightest ones were the furthest away

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