Summer wings its indolent way past,
and the petal touch of fall floats the air.
If one refused to meld into the other,
would thoughts of mortality arise?
I have often wished
– no, not upon the distant stars (shooting stars are dying a hot death, did you ever think of that?) –
but upon the green/mauve bud and the chill of September morns.
The wishes and the dreams … oh, my.
Have you noticed the abundance of mushrooms this year,
ink caps thrusting to the sky?
– such tasty, tasty, treats.
The seasons each have their place,
and since I get pleasure from them all,
(or, if you wish – passings)
seem not the least profound.
I certainly shan’t waste my time pondering over morality
– what, after all, is more immortal than the changing seasons?
And what might your wishes be, my friend?
I rarely do little more than reach out my hand,
and am fulfilled.
There is so much bounty to partake of
– and no better displayed then at this time of year
(your seasons; Bursting seasons).
Ah, the summer sun has warmed me,
but the crisp fall eve shall make me more appreciate
a warm lady snuggled by my side.
Watch out for mushrooms,
they make the body lament a single bed.
My wishes would leave you
– yes, even you –
There aren’t heights on the earth tall enough to reach them,
and the ocean depths would soon be full,
if ever I let my hopes accumulate.
Ask not after a person’s dreams, for you could easily violate a soul.
I put more trust in the unspoken word,
and the unseen deed,
for they are oft the strongest.
There is chill enough in the air this morning to make your warm ladies
work overtime to keep you in a happy state.
What a storm was loosed upon the world last night.
I fear the poor mushrooms
will be more mush than anything else.
I fill my bed quite happily, sir,
do not lament for me.
I shall trust unspoken words
when my ears hurt from the noise they make.
I hear too much as it is,
voices full-primed with choice advice and platitudes,
whether from the pulpit or a cozy bed companion.
You’d be surprised the little that I heed.
With so much new in life,
so much to taste and try,
the wonder lies in the drabness of most lives.
From where do so many fears spring,
and how do they exist?
We also had a grand storm across our lands,
but I had not ignored the signs, and thus picked
a bounty of the succulent fungi.
Whether they aided me or not I can’t say,
but my rest did seem more deserved than usual.
ps Moira sends again her thanks for your hospitality.