It's rushing the season, I know. But autumn is coming. And so...
Portrait of a Leaf
I planned to die young and leave a beautiful corpse. But when summer turned scorching, I did my small best to shade my comrades from the sun. This is the result.
But I do not complain. Others gave, and suffered, more. I did what I could. That's enough.
Above: Leaf, both text and image, copyright 2016 by Michael Swanwick. Today's post is a day late simply because I had no notion what to post. This happens, unfortunately.