~with lavender asters, tickseed, currents steamy with bees,
goldenrod, sweet violet, sage, a cooling breeze
~with riffling fern and monarch mosaic,
deadfall, deep roots, the fertile scent of decay
~with the nighthawk’s cry, fritillary flight,
a whip-poor-will, raven’s feather, a wren’s flitting flutter
~with tiny sprites, a geode’s crystal hollow, echo of frolic
near campfire light, fairy folklore, a gnome’s laughter.
~with ancient journals, cedar breath pressed in the scrawl
of fleeting voices, grandiflorum, the loamy aroma of autumn.