If Summer Could Go On Forever


sunflowers would
shine their cheerful light
through winter’s dark night

Renewal


autumn’s intensity
of color and light
renews my spirit

Frost Dodger


as summer wanes
each flower more precious
for the precariousness

Savoring The Sunshine


summer has not yet
opened the gate
to fall

Now The Light Slants Towards September

shadows grow longer
the birdhouse stands empty
the quiet of fall approaches

Fall Preparations

room in the cheeks
room in the stash house
work to be done

Green Centurions


regiment of pines
establishing the frontline
in the waning autumn light

Until We Meet Again


grasses weep
a tear or two
bidding summer ado

Eyewitness


taking in the scene
the season’s change
to brown from green

Provisions


as autumn’s color departs
we store its memory
for winter sustenance

Reformation


pinked
from chilly nights
dew and disintegration

Two Chairs On The Path


together we sit
and wait for fall’s
parade of color

Too Soon To Say Goodbye


like summer
we linger
by the fencepost

Fall Approaches


as everything changes
keep flowering
as long as you can

At Summer’s Edge


down by the river
the susans and goldenrod
commune

Until Next Year


grass waves goodbye
to the deep blue
of the cold sky