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 brain and body knows it’s

apple time and some things are ending.