Ode to Fall

Fall colors in Shenandoah National Park
Days are getting shorter, there’s a chill crisp in the air.
Squirrels have turned hoarders, there’s not a moment to spare!
Must gather those nuts, stock up, and prepare
For Winter’s coming, cold winds, and snow,
No telling how harsh those chill winds will blow.

But wait! Tomorrow’s not yet so stop now and see.
Don’t rush past, take this moment to breathe.
Cherish Queen Autumn in all her majesty.
Summer’s bye, as all yesterdays are gone
Winter’s not here, for tomorrows never come.

Today is the golden-hued opportunity Nature does endow
So breathe deep the beauty of the Here and the Now.

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