Yellow Cab trees

in Fall, the trees lose their leaves
except for the tenacious ones
holding their breaths
until they turn yellow
like the taxis in New York City
holding on to peds
looking for a lift

peppered along the sky
and littered among the streets
the Yellow Cab trees
stand in stark contrast
of the subdued hues
with their marigold glory
beckoning us
to soak up one last look
before they're all gone