They shed their summer skin without a second thought.
They do not fear the loss of light.
I stand watching pink turn to orange turn to midnight blue,
And wish I had their naive courage.
Did they notice that today the day and night were in perfect balance,
equal amounts of dark and light?
Did they shiver at the bite in the new autumn air?
Did they feel the change right down deep to their bones?
I did, I did.
|Evening of the Autumn Equinox, Mission Bay San Diego|