Yours is the day, Yours also is the night;
You have established the heavenly lights and the sun.
You have fixed all the boundaries of the earth; 
You have made summer and winter.
– Psalm 74:16-17
Autumn (Psalm 74:16-17)
By: Quina
Autumn comes
and I
shadow stretches
depravity stalks me
groaning until this
Fall is lifted
and as I
through long nights
I am struggling
wanting to take flight
from this chill
feeling I’m
dry and dying
but I
            can’t ignore these colors all around me
            orange, yellow, brown, red
            dead leaves
            remind me
            of Your determination of grace:
            the beautification of my mortification.
            Daily dying is not in vain.
And I know
Winter’s freeze has lost its sting
from its clutch I will thus Spring
to even brighter beams
of light and color
Autumn is when
You prepare me.
Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon

Quina Aragon's articles, poems, and spoken word videos have been featured on The Gospel Coalition, Risen Motherhood, Journey Women, Fathom Mag, and The Witness: BCC. She resides in Tampa, FL with her husband Jon and beautiful, three-year-old daughter. Quina's first children's book, Love Made, is a poetic retelling of the creation story that highlights God as the Trinity, humans as His image bearers, and children as a delightful gift.


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