As I look outside, the sun breaks through
the cloud cover, looking like a brightly bleached
spot on an otherwise dingy gray rag.
Oh, yeah, I know the first day of fall was nearly
six weeks ago, but we've enjoyed fairly mild
weather in the interim. Now, the temperatures are
dropping - it's twenty degrees cooler than
it was a week ago and I'm not happy.
It's only six weeks to the winter solstice,
when the days again start getting longer,
leaning towards spring and summer.
I'm counting the days.