Autumn is the period of time that happens
Between the Dog Days of Summer
And the Three Dog Nights of Winter
When we turn our thoughts to testing antifreeze and heating systems.
It is a time of new beginnings for school children,
Football teams, and certain Governmental Fiscal entities.
New cars, television schedules and Fall fashions,
While various critters grow their own stylish winter coats.
The relative humidity of my temperment
Reaches a moderate barometric pressure
As hurricane season throws us it’s worst,
Then leaves us with reassured faith and higher deductibles.
The cool, north breeze carries marching band rhythms and football cheers from town.
The irony of glorious weather, and higher levels of energy
With days of abbreviated duration in which to enjoy them.
Fall color earns God many well-deserved page views.
When Librans seek balance for their birthday wish
Political candidates pitch to further extremes.
But this is hardly news,
And there are only so many more Shopping Days until Christmas.