Autumn Blues

Walking down this painted drive

Of crimson leaves and golden rays

And vibrant shades of tangerine

I look upon another passing

Summer's lost and gone again

And Autumn greets with quiet remorse

Of sunny days and clear blue skies

Time to shed our care-free airs

And don a gown of solemn layers

Watch the dance of rustling leaves

And listen to that age-old song

Wind's caress along my face

Brambles brush against my legs

Wrapped inside a fuzzy scarf

Grandma knit the year before

Rose and amber calls the night

I hesitate a sigh exhaled

For winter cometh next in line