As the grass withers and the yellow chrysanthemums fade,
The pink roses show their final gratitude in the evening shade
A second generation Blue Jay eyes the last seeds in the bird feeder,
And I say to myself, "I need to feed her, I need to feed her"
While the newborn squirrel perfects it's autumn acrobatics,
Gathering and hiding nuts using all kinds of tactics
All in preparation for what's to come after summer's all over,
But enjoy the moment, for now, it's a lovely evening in October!
~ John Koshy
22nd October 2017