Autumn Song

So arrives October and the leaves rush in
The winds awake
Over the grave of summer and the sun departs below the drifting clouds
Consoling, conferring with sky knights before the final ascent
And the coming of the night sky
Summer’s gone
Summer’s gone
And so arrives the autumn song
Bring on the winds
And bring on the love
For there is no greater gift to the lonely soul
Than the company of the cold, dark dove.

I walk the plane and behld the sun rise over and through the California rain
Evaporated amid the laughing children, evaporate
And the smells of the grilling meat and cracking beer
And the slow corrosion
Put it all away now
And lay it rest
For so arrives the autumn dawn
Illuminating its children, deliverers of the shadow’s song.

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