The golden maple spread her skirt
Before the flirting breeze
To show her courting lover
All the glory of her leaves;
But overcome with shyness then
She only whispered to the breeze,
Who gently stroked her naked limbs
And kissed her golden leaves.
~~ Susan Lindsley
Susan is a former journalist and the author of several books, including Susan Myrick of Gone With The Wind: An Autobiographical Biography, Yesterplace: Blue Jeans and Pantaloons in Post World War II Georgia and Margaret Mitchell: A Scarlett or a Melanie among others.