i can feel it, even though it seems to be coming late this year

it’s officially my favorite season, when everything seems brighter and the oppression burns off
it’s cooling
hope is not in the specifics
and no dream that ends will slow me
there will be piles of leaves to jump in
pumpkins to pick
and sweaters to cuddle
and outside the air will smell different and more delicious with each day until Christmas
i can feel new adventures
and the desire to be free of habits and mindsets made in season’s past
i make my new year’s resolution now
i will not take for granted how serious life is
but, i will not let things weigh so heavy
i will make room for more whimsy
last year i learned to cherish each day and hold what is most precious
but, now i will appreciate the moments
and, i will remind myself more often