Popcorn clouds in a buttery sunrise
Melting away the darkness of a chocolate sky
Breathe in the scent of fresh mowed lawn
Generously powdered in morning frost
Apple crisp bite of an early dawn
Crunching as I walk, leaving imprints scattered
On a multicolored carpet of autumn leaves
Tracks soon covered by the shuffle of time.
Summers behind me, lazy days in the sun
Winter is beckoning, promising long cozy nights
Autumn refreshes, invigorates my senses
Just a playful kiss before the year is done.