The harvest moon breathes

prompt image by Alexis Antonio on Unsplash

The harvest moon breathes
deep tonight, sharing spices
from the cornucopia of pumpkin oranges
and warm apple reds
cooling in the autumn breeze
tossing leaves through the air
like cinnamon confetti celebrating
another summer’s retreat.

As squirrels snack on acorn squash
preparing for the unflinching onslaught
of gray, dull winter, I sip
on apple cider awed
by the colors of nature confident
in this moment
the moon will never exhale
and fall will never dwindle.


Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019

Written for the BrewNSpew Cafe weekly challenge : “harvest moon”

Published by Phillip Knight Scott

My name is Phillip. I live in North Carolina with my wife of 12 years and 5-year-old son. I am a Tar Heel born and bred and watch every Yankees game I can. I'm still searching for my own TARDIS. My first novel, "The Alien in the Backseat," is available now! https://amzn.to/3oVCG77

20 thoughts on “The harvest moon breathes

  1. Phillip, I am thrilled to share your beautiful poem with my followers. You have captured the aura of autumn beautifully. Thank you so much for joining the challenge and I hope you visit again. 😉

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