As the heat presses down and the smell of summer storms surrounds me,
I am unable to avoid the thought of you.
The hope that in the autumn of our lives we found something real
and falling leaves signify the end of searching for someone to travel with into winter.
Someone to hold close and embrace in the cold as we move to another year.
Another chance to get it right and welcome the coming of spring
as we celebrate the beauty of something new.