The Grand Finale

Autumn’ s arrival.
The end closer than the beginning.
But Summer is reluctant to yield.
A burning intensity not easily dismissed. 
One final burst, exiting the stage
with a searing flourish.


Deep within

First stirrings of the long dormant heart.
Awakened and alive,
a chrysalis yearning to burst forth as a new creation.
The change of seasons heralds a new beginning.
Tentative, uncertain, yet firm in refusing to yield
to past regrets and dreams forgotten.