Holding Pattern

I’ve pushed my jackets 

and sweaters back to the far 

corner of my closet,

again.  They had a brief 

airing, a few days of wearing 

before sunny summer

woke from but a brief nap.

We all long for that cozy-time,

snuggle under hoodies

and drink hot cocoa nights;  

our pumpkin lattes and pumpkin 

scones just don’t taste 

the same when it is ninety 

degrees or more outside.

October is rolling in confused,

the leaves turning to a hesitant 

yellow but still clinging to trees

as we all wait in this holding 

pattern of autumn expectancy,

hoping for the coolness

of days falling slowly

to a deep winter necessary

before spring’s green renewal.

—C.L. Fisher, October 2020

Unless otherwise indicated, all content, including writing and images, are the work of C.L. Fisher and may not be copied, used, or distributed without permission.

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