Thursday, August 16, 2012

Fall Feeling

I have a fall feeling;

warm cider and pumpkins
hanging at the edge of my vision
a fall breeze promising me
cool nights, crisp mornings
and the crackling of dry leaves underfoot

One corner of my mind
is already
lighting the jack-o-lantern
and painting my witchy eyes black

~ already laughing
at children
stone-drunk on candy
their ghoul-smeared faces
hung-over from sugar
at the breakfast table
next morning

~ already crawling
under covers
to tuck shivering feet
into the nook of his knees
and lay my forehead on the smooth of his back
and know
I am safe and warm and loved