Once the heat had simmered away,
welcomed rain drops trickled,
greeted with a smile as they passed by.
Days became shorter.
Days felt longer.
Candles were lit
and a blanket was spread over many.
Families became one.
Pages were flicked
and books were worn.
The scent of cinnamon floated around
with pumpkin spice chasing it,
like animated children on the night of halloween.
Clouds hugged the sky,
and the colour grey became a familiar friend.
Leaves burnt to raging colours;
red, orange, yellow,
and gracefully admitted their falling for winter.
the leaves came tumbling down.