Sacred Contracts XXXVIII: Gene Pool

Autumn is chameleon in nature;  
  a barely perceptible paradigm shift      
    birthed from the death      
    of all that is blatantly overt        
Mutation is subtle, a non combative      
  surrender to the natural cycle it brings  
We who resist will stumble        
   typically over our own feet        
     attempting to mold circumstance        
     to personal need      
Live, let Life present itself;        
  happiness belongs to those      
  who understand release      
  and moving forward are both      
    essential for growth-      
      in this life and the next        
Shadowbox if you must        
  but it will prove fruitless        
  against those living beyond the dark      
Vendettas are a karmic turn of events      
    reflected in our own mirror        
There's so much to partake      
  of this reverent palette-      
synchronized murmerations      
painting air with flight-      
  patterned gratitude        
Shredded foilage        
  eddied in arctic offering      
State fairs and Halloween        
  funnel cakes on ferris wheels:      
a Thanksgiving of harvest      
  from the garden we've sown        
Live, let Life present itself      
  in the stillness of whatever becomes      
If you're reaping a bitter taste      
  purchase organic fruits:        
    Love, acceptance, grace;     
plant their seeds next spring      
We learn to survive errors      
  by bankrupting emotional reservoirs        
    one glacial winter at a time      
  until warmly content      
Some learn from a single crop failure      
  while another may take a lifetime-      
      their sore thumb juxtaposing      
      a counterpart's apple green        
Yet, both are fraternal twins        
      fragmented from the same gene        
Author's Note
For the "Polishing Our Mirror" comp:

Inspired by Autumn and our ever changing cycles of life, from green to golden....
For the "Polishing Our Mirror" comp:

Inspired by Autumn and our ever changing cycles of life, from green to golden. 🍁🍃🍂🌰
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