I anticipate the arrival of autumn every year.

Feeling sure that the sweltering southern summer will never end.

Looking forward to the holidays and the every days that the “-ber months” bring.

So wrapped up am I in that anticipation and preparation,

I often fail to notice the slightest change of color in a leaf,

Or the faintest cool in the morning breeze,

Which whisper that the season for which I have been yearning

Has begun to arrive.

Karri Temple Brackett
September 19, 2023

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