The air is cold, it bites my skin.
And the trees have shed their leaves again.
The colors have changed from greens to reds and browns.
And my footsteps crunch on the frozen ground.
Children wait at bus stops, bundled up from head to toe.
The thermostat was switched from ‘air’ to ‘heat’ not that long ago.
My breath turns to an icy cloud in front of my eyes.
And not even the dog wants to go outside.
In the evening, the smell of campfire smoke fills the autumn air.
And summer blooms are covered, or brought safely inside with care.
The windows stay shut tight, to keep the cold away.
And the once blue skies settle into a chilly hue of grey.
Inside houses start to smell like spices, sweets, and cheer.
As families travel to each other, to hold their loved ones near.
And though outside, the warmth quickly disappears,
Inside our hearts are toasty warm, because fall is finally here!