Shalom To A Year – Farewell

in the wake of a year.
rushing to finish, to believe there is a future,
starting… new

late-blooming trees,
tired, birthing nature,
paws, hooves, scales, and feathers

summer fades.
autumn shows with remarkable beauty …
ending in loss

darkness comes closer to light,
as night comes sooner

the moon tosses the sun into a deeper, longer sleep,
while our shadows walk beside us …
so much earlier in the day