September (a Pantoum)

While others drink pumpkin & apple-favored drinks,

a new chill fills the air

as the kids return to school.

Hopefully all will be well—

A new chill fills the air.

Fear is slowly disappearing. 

Hopefully all will be well

before the next disaster hits.

Fear is slowly disappearing. 

People are smiling again.

Before the next disaster hits,

we will wrap ourselves in new sweaters!

People are smiling again.

As the kids return to school,

we will wrap ourselves in new sweaters

while others drink pumpkin & apple-favored drinks—

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