I went walking yesterday,
Allowing whim to lead the way,
Stepping out in falling leaves
That framed the sky, so blue that day.
The wind was grabbing at the trees
To tear their colors, fling them wide,
And strip the naked branches bare…
Or, at least, it cruelly tried.
I smelled the warmth of sun-warmed ground
‘Neath a carpet of leaf and pine.
I touched the sun’s face with my fingers.
And in return, it touched mine.
I lost myself in deep reflection
Of how blessed I felt I was
To live and breathe this warm October
That God has given, as He does.