Its fall
typically autumn
simply the end of summer
readying for winter

Prep the woodpile and splinter kindling
Set the fireplace for another winter

This is the season
pears fall on my kayak stand
flowers close
plants wilt

Align the stars for nighttime serenades
Blue moons and candlesticks

Waving goodbye
holding space
for rain
until the sunsets

School starts, new regimes, airplane rides end
Newness alights the horizon while routine sets in

Red, orange, pink
clouds roll
fog settles
sunsets over mountaintops

No seasonal remorse or placeholders
My warm self-starting ways pull me forward

Forsaken, remembered
all is well
good, right
Spring’s another day

To wit, I have another day ahead, another season
Not to forget what was but to know what is ahead


Futures, years unveiled
from whence we come
so we go
ashes to ashes

Its fall
typically autumn
end of summer
winter is mine

Published by Adam

For almost two decades, Adam F. C. Fletcher has led international outreach focused on engaging people successfully. Working with thousands of youth-serving nonprofits, K-12 schools, government agencies, international NGOs and other organizations around the world, his work spans the fields of education, public health, economic development and social services, and includes professional development, public speaking, publishing, social media and more. He founded the Freechild Institute for Youth Engagement, SoundOut and CommonAction, as well as writing more than 50 publications and 500 articles. He has also established 150-plus community empowerment projects.

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