I departed poorly with my blackly bitter summer, And ordered life in bright colors. It gave me autumn dressed in blazing orange and red. Delivered to me in dreamful and magical tints of gold. I didn’t even notice the autumn rain. Smelling the fragrance of the breeze, I heard beautiful music from the rustling leaves. Now, my heart began beating a familiar rhyme. Love will gather my wistful, unspoken thoughts, With new songs of harmony from these autumn leaves. I still have a lot of these colors. I still have a lot of LOVE to give. I’ve known love like I’ve known fall for so long.
My blackberry love you stain fingertips, lips and tongue bittersweet purple grown on a summer of promise to end by watching the day retreat past equinox feels like loss and though the longer night has virtues there are dangers too behind the fairy lights and dazzled trick or treat the immutable cold waits