October arrives in a crisp surprise
red-gold crowns placed on green kings overnight.
The sight touched with glory. Celebrate all
the vivid colors burning bright. It’s fall
and though I know the end is bare branches,
ghouls melancholy, mournful romances,
all the extremes now brings to stretch my heart
evolve me in the dark places, impart
light. I still, burnished by morning’s tender
probe. Attend with fervent focus splendor
here. Balanced before the declivity,
inspired, I embrace creativity.