The long inhale begins,
redirecting the green grasses, bouncing hummingbirds, flowering gardens.
Simultaneously, the slow exhale,
Letting go of spicy scents, earthy colors, lowering lights.
In this time of seasonal exchange
there is renewal.
This long awaited, gentle nudge
reminds me of the gift, the promise, the good that lies ahead
and that we all can start over
in a single cleansing breath.