Monday, October 10, 2011

Autumn Evenings

Autumn evenings 
the temperature drops 
from warm to put-on-your-jacket 
perfect for watching the sky
for sitting outside 
around a little fire
as the fire in the sky dims

Roast some marshmallows
over the firepit
remember the day 
whose light has faded
and will never come again
and the sparks fly into the black
becoming invisible

The daylight hours are gone
never to be touched again
memory only imperfectly
preserves it
and like the colored clouds
the taste of sweet char and sight of glowing embers
slips away into the night

2 comments:

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

Sparks like fireflies climbing to the stars.

Alexandra said...

I am going to try to "paint" that sky in Photoshop.