While skies begin a stretch of cooler winds
body seeming to recognize limits
each stepping stone, virtual time rescinds
calculate further storm than time admits.
A child witness color – aging leaves
headstrong emotions tacked upon crackles
like a midnight fire sparks ember heaves
slow to respond yet beauty sheds shackles.
Perhaps a few more days together walks
a couple in a distance twinkling lights
certain ambience listens, cadenced clocks
strike hours, minutes, gathering delights.
Shadows interact well the wintry skies.
Spiritual songs sound sweet mating cries.