Poem 20150907

the last official day
of commercial summer

so many sales
and a day that feels like
a repeat of sunday

no one considers
that the second day of summer
the day after the solstice
was shorter than the day before
with less daylight

minute by minute
the light shrinks

and now, the evening comes early
and soon
the evening will come earlier

i long for autumn
and for a change in the leaves
and a change in the air

as long as you don’t change
as long as summer shines
resplendent in your smile
every tree on the planet
can change color
and drift like snowflakes
and carpet the yards
sidewalks
and carports