Florida never knows what to do with Fall.
Not sure if she should even bother at all.
It seems so silly, to drop good leaves early,
and fussing with leaf color makes her surly.
I tell her it's okay, she can let summer go,
she asks, why drop leaves, are you expecting snow?
Not snow girl, just a brief sensation of season.
She's unconvinced and doesn't see my reason.
Girls can be stubborn, but so can men,
I'll go for a compromise if I know I can't win.
I say subtle is okay, no need for a big Maine show.
She rattles her keys, (heehee) impatient, ready to go,
Then tosses me a smile, which I return with relief.
Okay, you can have Fall, but only one leaf.
Suddenly Fall arrives, oh joy, oh bliss,
A single leaf, just in time for winter solstice.