may we gather joyfully together freely
may we care for each other
may our love be eternal
this season when the leaves color and fall
has been filled with peaches.
Now only a couple of late roses bloom
and the last of the black eyed Suzys fade.
There are a few flowers and fruits as spots of color, but mostly the plants hang their brown and dried seed heads as the trees slowly change and drop each leaf one by one .
Autumn envelopes us with her sharp angled light
of late afternoons and shorter days and coldness.
Now the sun shines directly from the west
into the cobwebs throughout the house.
Shorts and long sleeves and shawls and socks.
Finally some rain and today all is shrouded in a cloud.
A wistfulness bears hard on me and I dream of spring as I walk over wet leaves.