The calm brush of a breeze
with the scent of home fires burning
inviting, the spell of leaves falling
in a swirl, they touch your face
and provoke a smile.
The gentle caress of Autumn,
steals the sultry heat of Summer,
precludes the melancholy of Winter;
a careful lover , he whispers in your ear
promises of evening spent
enthralled within his arms
as he teases you with nature’s kisses.
Within the change of seasons
comes the promise of his visit
and within his embrace the promise
your heart will be kept warm
and your soul lulled into rest
before the chill of Winter steals
his caress away from you.