October Leaves by The Good Life
I stumbled in at three a.m., but you didnâ€™t want to, I tried again at half past ten â€“ you still didn't want to, Your hips have this way of saying no way; an impenetrable barricade. Something I said? Something I did? Whatâ€™s made you so defensive? Something you heard? Something you learned? The seasonâ€™s changing, itâ€™s for the worse.
You used to call me on your break, but youâ€™ve been so busy. You used to bring me tomato soup, but you keep forgetting. As the groundskeeper rakes up the October leaves, it occurs to me, trees canâ€™t hide anythingâ€¦
Something I said? Something I did? Youâ€™ve been acting so distantâ€¦something you heard? Something you learned? The trees are barren, the leaves have turned. The days when we made it the world was green; now Autumn has fallen â€“ everythingâ€™s changed.
I woke up this morning, you were off to work. No kisses, no coffeeâ€¦. No morning paper.