You round and orange month
you are beautiful,
though you look different in the Yucatan.
I don't see your vibrant changing leaves
but the morning light arrives a bit later now.
The air does not feel crisp and cool
but the heat has begun to slightly wane.
Halloween appears in the stores
(and so does Christmas?!)
and pumpkins in my mind.
But there are pink bougainvillea petals
and yellow blooms in my view. ~ a.a. 10/1/16