Raise Your Hand If You Love September

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September, September

Sweeter than I remember

Saturday mornings, blue yet hazy,Summer-like, but more cool

Energized I shake off the lazies, grab a rusty garden tool

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The carpet of weeds; thick, stubborn, tangled,

 Two weeks ago, depressed me, de-flatteted me, at the thought of getting them wrangled

Two- year -old "helpers" prefer to pick marigolds on the sly

Much more than piling my weed bucket high

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Cheery dappled sunlight, peppered and flitting on gardens in charcol-green  shawdow

Hidden, our secret bend, boots crunching the narrow gravel path as we go

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Long morning shadows, still heavy where pink fence meet backyard privacy

September's morning rays are slow to find this favorite spot of thefamily

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The first slanting slice of sunbeam, initially just a shiny nick,

a dappled patchwork of light and fabric,

Quilt and shadow look the same;

the perfect spot for silly shadow game

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September, September, her scent is the air.

September, September, Summer is over; me and the birds-  don't care P9020007


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