As Summer walks out, Autumn walks in.
We feel a rush in our hearts
And look forward to begin.
We peel off our red sunburns
And lose our golden tans.
Become shivering hands.
Loud laughter and lemonade
At beaches and parks
Melt into whispers and hot chocolate
Over movies in the dark.
From apparent to subtle
As piggyback rides
Turn into lingering cuddles.
Autumn’s hushed breezes and amber lights
Echo the twists and shouts
Made under Summer’s starry nights,
Illuminated by bonfires and fireflies.
Fade to hues of soothing lavender and blue.
And just as the trees shed their leaves,
We too start anew.