The Signs of Fall
A pondering by Jennifer Laffin
Where are the signs that fall is here?
The temperatures are in the 70's and the sky is clear.
Is it the dry leaves
falling from the color washed trees?
Is it in the golden wheat field
whose blades are preparing to yield?
Is it the birds flying south?
Or do they know to leave by word of mouth?
Is it the buzzing of the bee
looking for one last taste of something sweet?
(Hey....he just stung me!)
Is it the setting of the sun
because earlier and earlier the day is done?
Is it the late-morning dew
Bringing wetness to my shoe?
Perhaps it is this and more
that says that summer has been shown the door.