Winter is coming but I fear I am not ready. I may have spent too much time chasing sunsets that I've failed to notice the leaves changing. Reds, oranges, yellows, and browns-- They came upon me before I had a chance to grab a jacket. Now I'm left outside shivering. Waiting.
Longing for a warmer day. But the only day is today, And I am at a loss.
The leaves are finishing their descent, eagerly awaiting to see their friends once more. And as I watch, I am envious, so envious. These leaves-- they are quick to change. Quick to adapt without a single worry of what's next. They know that reunion is coming soon. Soon they will feel the rough edges of those they grew up with. Soon they will echo together.
Winter is coming. Winter is coming.
They whisper quietly as they crunch underneath my boot.
*Winter is coming. Come quickly, dear friend, For winter is coming.