We have forgotten how to listen

Twirl and twist
Leaves burnt orange and crimson
And flashy gold

They dance
Intoxicated by the freedom
Headless of on-lookers

Pirouetting to a hidden rhythm
Subtext of the universe

Deaf to this undercurrent
Blind to the subtle
We have forgotten how to listen

A delicate melody
Drowned out by selfishness, by power, by greed