Fallen leaves photographed
have a kind of afterlife,
their stunning colors preserved,
but this is not the resurrection
we are promised.
We want to be remembered vividly,
and to have our words passed down,
but our hope is, having fallen,
to rise up more alive than ever.
Photo of fallen leaves, frozen in water, thawing.
Photo and prayer copyright © 2012 by Danny N. Schweers.