Encircled in Autumns chilling grasp,
Warmth of tea cup in my hands I clasp.
Just cool enough for a sweater in evening,
No animosity toward Summers most abrupt leaving.
Crunch of the leaves and the crisp in the air,
Young and old attitude, devil-may-care.
Breathing in freely a new lease on life,
Renewing loves vows of husband to wife.
Truly beauty exists in the wane of the year,
Another season born, greeted with cheer.
As winter approaches and darkness takes hold,
We all settle in for long months of cold.
Please do not obsess and never you fear,
Take comfort in the arms of those you hold dear.
For this, as surely as winter won’t last,
Time and time again as done in the past.
Daily the sun rises and Spring will return,
A lesson in grade school we all must have learned.
~~ Dominic R. DiFrancesco ~~