It's there in the chilly morning air,
In the cobalt blue of the sky so fair,
In cotton candy clouds everywhere,
...and there is something more.
In the seeding flowers all around,
The leaves of corn edging brown,
Rows of pumpkins on the ground,
and the garden stock to store.
It's little things I hear and see.
Like cicadas calling in the trees,
The hurried flight of the bumble bees,
That makes me know for sure.
Certainly summer days are not yet o'er
And there's heat and dog days still in store.
Oh,this wondrous day is just a teaser sure,
To remind me that Autumn... is worth the waiting for.
KL Dennie 2017