Drawn by the cycles in nature,
our dance moved us through to center
where we stand together
and enter this Fall.
Our long Summer days have grown colder
and the memory of sunshine is fresh.
We still camouflage ourselves in tank tops
but the chill in the air between is unrelenting.
We both know beyond doubt
it is time to retrieve the sweaters,
retire the shorts and the flip flops,
though neither one of us will
Here, now, in this season,
everything blazes with glory—
crimson and golden mementos
of a robust and smiling Spring.
These are the deepening days where
we grip tightly to yesterday,
and to a sun that will not darken.
we contemplate tomorrow;
full of potential and solitude,
of bitter sweet melancholy
with fond and
Love elephant and want to go steady?
Editor: Rachel Nussbaum
Photo Credit: elephant archives