Typically Autumn

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

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