AUTUMN

 

September and October

The shrieks and chatter

Of summer

Gone

 

The red-bellied trout

The red maple leaf

Dirt roads

Grouse and trout

 

Cooked slowly over an open fire

Cool clarity

Carried on the morning breeze

Warm days

 

Drifting into cool star-lit nights

The first day of school

Boots and Levis

Fur fedoras

 

Fall sports

“Darling, can you please smile?”

September and October

A time of transition, a time of change

 

A time to follow the dead and dry oak leaf

Into a gentle spinning free fall

September and October

I bid you welcome!