Cool air carries a gentle sweetness.
Grass lies dark under gray skies heavy with rain.
The hot dry days of summer
have given way to that break in the weather
that signals the beginning of Autumn.
There may be a few more hot days
but the season has changed.
For awhile the rains will come
to fill the ponds and refresh the gardens.
Then it will clear and begin
Day after day of bright warm days and cool crisp nights.
Days that call for football, and long quiet walks,
and cookouts under the Oak trees.