May 11, 2011
When we gaze across the months, we see that some seem
more dutiful to the seasons than others. My vote goes often
to October as the favorite, holding minutes of dreams
of summer weather, then hinting at times of winter
with cooler nights. It glories in the final blast
of color from the summer gardens, and the leaves who’ve
lost their springtime green turn now to loss, yet hold fast
with their goodbyes in oranges, reds and yellows.
October carries us on the coaster ride from warm to cold
Winding down to Halloween, the holiday of old.