A crisp morning walk

…under a sky full of stars

I stop and arch my neck to take them all in

The crackle of leaves accompany us

The jingle of Finn’s leash and tags

…announce our coming and going

…as the wind whips at our faces

Bringing the smell of the earth

…and thoughts of corn mazes

Bringing a chill to our backs

….and thoughts of warm pie

….and a crackling fire

…and perhaps a wee nip of an aged bottle of some whiskey or another

These are the days that speak to me…

…stirring up thoughts of all things possible

…tossing them about, like the leaves that surround us

…and where the coolness of the outside

Brings light to all that is warm on the inside

…these days of Autunm