Late at night, in the middle of Fall,
You may see the moon’s light shining bright
Through the trees. Around these leaves,
If you wait for morning, you will catch the sunrise.
During this twilight, you will see you’ve made it to tomorrow
And are quite ready for the time to change.
In that early morning breeze, you may feel the change
From autumn to winter. Soon all the leaves will fall
And the snow will cover the ground. Maybe not tomorrow,
But soon. Today, however, the sun will shine bright
As the moon tonight, and you will watch the sunrise
In anticipation for the day. Bathe in it before it leaves
Again for night. Don’t waste your time raking the leaves,
Just let them be. Watch how their colors slowly change
To the beautiful orange and yellow colors of the sunrise.
Bask in the splendor and calm that come with the fall
And take a deep breath. Take pleasure in how the light is so bright
And don’t stop adoring the day until the night. Tomorrow
You will start all over. Some people always look for tomorrow,
But you should live in today. Breathe before your time leaves
You. Don’t survive by making plans, let your light shine bright
Like the moon before it goes out. Maybe try to change
The world, but don’t let your own goals fall
Between the cracks. Grip each day and don’t let go until the next sunrise
You see. Let yourself shine. Take the time to watch the sunrise
But don’t get caught up. There won’t always be tomorrow
To look forward to. This may be your final fall
And winter. Or maybe not. But know your life leaves
You eventually-and it could be today. Don’t change
Or prepare, just live. Your light will shine bright
Within you. Until it doesn’t. Tonight see the bright
Light of the moon and wait for the slow burn of sunrise
To come. As the seasons flow, watch how the change
In the world overtakes the trees. Not today or tomorrow,
But soon it will be winter. For now watch through the leaves
As the moon glows in the sky in this beautiful night in fall.
As the change from tonight into tomorrow,
Watch the bright moon fade into the sunrise
And count the leaves as they begin to fall.