Waiting

Seasons creep up on you
you take the long bleary
look out across summer
spy that blood red leaf
and think you know about fall
Until the air bites with a chill
at your neck and the 
clinging leaves
circle your ankles
The darkness descends
and the line between
night and day slithers away
Jack’s lanterns appear
on stoops their ghoulish smiles
tarry ’til nighttime
Did you know they roll 
to their victims?
And the pumpkin slime
on the lanes?
Some lucky one that got away
Skeletons appear in yards
graveside planning parties 
while we sleep
Be wary
All Hallows eve approaches
monsters and ghosts freely
stamping passports on the earth
mingle with playful children
Did you know chocolate
pairs well with hemo-goblin?

From the “Halloween” prompt here-

Day Full

It was a day full
romping in sand
surf splashing
on worn jeans
loping on dirt paths 
sunlight patterned
in company of leafed limbs
towering white
my companion
bounded along beside
chasing wildlife
real and imagined
too late to catch
nonetheless undaunted 
A day full of
quiet bubbly laughs
escaping lips
few heard
At the end 
night gently descended
deapening shadows painting
worn wooden floors
the soft bed cradled
we basked completed
in the afterglow

From Eugi’s prompt “Afterglow”

NEVERLESSTHAN

I don nut see
and I don nut smell but
I know they call me plump
and that’s ok by me
I use a lot of sprinkles and sugar 
But I have a hole
in my soul and my 
baker knowing my weakness
fills me to the top
with cremes and jams
gently rounding out
those negative spaces
To be sure I am not alone
and know where I fit in
Place me under glass 
with all my fellows
We to be the chosen ones
seen then adored

A little sweet silliness from the above picture visual prompt-
https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/10/11/what-do-you-see-103-october-11-2021/

It’s Late (working title)

It is late
Through summer
I wagged at magpies
caught the warm rains
as they flooded 
down my back 
I basked in golden glows
many times over
Watched squirrels
leaping to and fro
in a dance to music
they only hear
Lent a hand to spiders
nimble paintings
And now, Autumn
I feel a deep surrender
My green skin
dries and turns 
illuminated gold
I die as I float down
landing softly
without tears
or regret
to gently cradle the 
oncoming snows

From Eugi’s Prompt “Autumn” https://amanpan.com/2021/10/07/eugis-weekly-prompt-autumn-october-7-2021/comment-page-1/#comment-34092

Laugh Outloud

You, my furry friend
make me laugh out loud
Forget my lost in thoughts
that go nowhere
serving up import  
and quandary obscuring
effervescence and presence

You bound on the bed
prance and wag
place your paws
upon my shoulders
locking eyes to eyes
missiles of mischief

Your voice and body
dogspeak louder than 
Merriam ever could
Let’s have joy woman!
Let’s have fun!
The time is only now!

From Eugi’s Blogtober Prompt- https://amanpan.com/2021/10/04/awww-mondays-blogtober-2021/