An auburn sky past dusk
tall tree bare and stark rise high
above houses, lights on for safety, lights off for slumber
cozy homes lined with streets of empty still cars
slight mists fall onto my face
a chill breeze brushes past me, landing nowhere
Before this what came before there were
more abodes built upon soft grounds
lay trodden by many years of many feet
this mountain so much the same but not mine
nonetheless we have made it our home.
These words were in my head during my evening walk. Taking account of my surroundings they swept in and through me like the fresh fall air. I am by myself, which is a rarity. Alone with my thoughts and just...these words.