28 August – Turning seasons

The leaves are still green
but the signs are everywhere,
from the crisping air of morning
to countless seeds in the dog’s hair!
Summer’s handing over,
ticking off her final tasks,
while Autumn is impatient
to begin making his mark.
The lights will change soon
to sheen the world amber red,
the gorgeous green of summer
retiring to her bed.
But the wheel keeps turning
and what is lost will be found
as the seasons shift and shimmer
and the last comes back around.

28 August - Turning seasons