With the turn of a page
we turn a corner, turn off the air, turn up the football
packing up white shoes, bathing suits, and Coppertone
in exchange for boots, candy corn, and hot tea.
While revising our themes, so do our gardens,
shedding rosey pinks and plump greens
for glowing reds and vibrant yellows
that slowly crisp to browns.
In two more pages we will edit once more
by layering our sweaters and
then our gardens in preparation for
breath marked air and brilliant whites.