Today is the first day of October. We’re also more than a week into my favorite season of the year–Autumn!
For today’s prompt, I’d like you to try writing an Autumn Poem. That is, write a poem that evokes autumn for you. For different poets, this will mean different things.
Here’s what it means for me:
Homecoming queens and kings parade
through the city streets as the cross
country runners splash through the mud.
Quarterbacks play action pass their
way to the hearts of every
available cute cheerleader
without a date on Saturday
evening. The Drum Majors lead
their bands to cohesiveness so
the audience can applaud one
more successful halftime–one more
getting from here to there, and red
cards fly at the soccer games. Those
cross country runners follow white
lines to find the place to finish.