Although we came for the buffet,
what harm is there if we delay?
That pile of leaves looks so inviting.
The kid in me it is inciting.
Piled up so deep and dense and crunchy,
even though I’m feeling lunchy,
still I have a need more urgent,
childish thoughts now more resurgent.
All of spring’s precipitation
prompted lush leaves and the inception
of my hopes for autumn joys
shared by kids—both girls and boys
in festering imaginations
for these countless generations.
And so, we take a giant leap
to dive into the glorious heap,
Rolling in their crisp and crunch,
forestalling our urgency to munch.
Then, brushing off our fronts and backs,
we go inside for drinks and snacks.
Prompts today are crunchy, look, buffet, August, spring and precipitation. Image of leaves by Patrick Connor and buffet by Markus Winkler, both @Unsplash and image of me by Forgottenman. Other images by me.