Sunday, December 1, 2013

December on the Lane ~ Dec 1, 2013

December tiptoes in as softly as fox paws
On redwood duff beneath the trees
Each morning brings with it
Subtle changes to the universe

The rains of late November
Resurrect the seeds of summer
Pastures turn green on a moment's notice
Morning cold still gives way to warm 
A noble cat stretched out
Toasting in the afternoon sun
Content to watch his normal prey
Instead of giving chase
Robins making rainbows
On their way to winter homes
Bathing rituals
Emptying bowls twice daily
Birdsong in the tree tops
Squeeze the most from your every day
Savor the light, the texture and the sound
Embrace the kiss of late autumn
For once the sun sets
This day becomes a memory