I Call It the Fall

But not in a biblical sense

Deborah Barchi
2 min readSep 3, 2021


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I call it the Fall, rather than Autumn
not in a biblical sense
like a fall from grace, driven from Eden

but accepting change with dignity,
understanding that all things die
yet many will survive
to live once more, spring-rebirthed.



Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.