The sunflowers often remind me
to slow down. The goldfinch makes
its nest in Autumn, not quite at home
in Summer — content gathering seeds
before the freeze. Nimbus clouds threaten
to dampen even a well protected home
with the music of raindrops bouncing
on the roof. I find the smell of October
fires another reminder
the largest empires may burn.
When I slow down, Autumn’s oranges
let fall its wisdom.
© 2021 | Phillip Knight Scott
Slow Down – Image by KL Caley