Knowing It Will End

That first leaf to abandon the summer –

at first I thought it was sad,

giving up early because of a few

cool days. But tonight, it feels brave.

Letting it end before it must end.



In Apple Time

I picked apples and the last tomato,

but there are still plenty in stores.

And they will be there all winter,

but my┬ábrain and body knows it’s

apple time and some things are ending.