Ode to October

October begins with a nip in the air

And ends with the shedding of all things you thought you couldn’t go on without

October begins with spooky thoughts

And lasts long enough for them to be converted to treats

October begins like a tricky customer

And ends with enveloping you in a cocoon of warmth

October begins with making you want to wander and explore the myriad hues of nature readying itself to rise again like the proverbial phoenix


It ends with reminding you that true beauty lies on the inside