Do you feel that?
A gradual peacefulness and a calming presence entering your body.
A sudden breath of release that relaxes your tension, though a slight twinge of melancholy.
It's not unpleasant though and you welcome the respite.
Like the leaves changing color and letting go, you relinquish a bit of the fight.
Do you feel better now?
When you realize there's more to life than what you initially thought.
When you hold your loved ones closer and tell them more often of your care for them than not.
Can you feel the warmth washing over your heart and buoying it to the surface?
Despite the cooler temps and darkening skies, you can't help but crave the solace.
I feel it.
And my mind breaks free of the chaotic rush and tumble of summer.
I lift my arms to the moon and the crone months to welcome them with honor.
© Paula Mull/rockymtnpoet