the house is cold today.

last day of summer, walk

we woke up to a chilly room:
when your body is warm under the covers,
but your face is cold.
this morning's walk was brisk.
(pumpkins + mums are beginning to appear on doorsteps)
my hot shower lingered on.

this afternoon beckons for a cup of tea,
as i chip away at the computer work
and fold warm laundry during breaks.

'tis almost the season for leaves + cider,
it is certainly a-knocking today.
the 'apple orchard' candle sits on the mantle,
and the kitchen calls for baking.

a happy last day of summer to you,
i wonder if yours feels as much like autumn as mine.