The commute to my Saturday morning swim
practice became something of a safari.
The buses were re-routed due to an event in the
downtown area, so I had to take different
buses than I usually do.
While waiting downtown, I looked up
at the hazy skyline to see yellow
leaves gleaming against the gray limestone.
As I rode northward, the sunlight began to
break through the overcast, making curtains
of golden light as it wove its way
through and around the autumn foliage.
Then, at my feet, a leafy carpet showed
its colors, a dewy tapestry
in the morning light.