Gone is the stifling embrace of the summer,
Slowly released as the September trees
Blushed with new brilliance, then duly surrendered
Their leaves to be scattered ahead of the breeze.
Soon, the delay of the daybreak will lengthen.
Sunset will rush to extinguish the light.
As the days shorten, the chill will grow bitter
And from the bare fields, the geese will take flight.
The solstice approaches. The land will soon slumber,
Wrapped in its blanket of sparkling white,
Restoring itself, while the creatures take shelter,
To emerge when the warmth returns to the light.
Yes, Winter comes soon and the time of preparing
Is nigh, but today I will revel in this,
A walk, arm in arm, the sound of your laughter
And the blush of your cheek from October's kiss.
A/N: This was created in response to Chloe's fun October challenge, using prompt #1: "A poem about the month of October." I think I'll be following a few more of these cool prompts. Thanks, Chloe!
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