Returning to North America in September from almost three weeks in Asia after leaving in August, I found Autumn staring me in the face. I could see the change in the light and feel the chill in the air. It’s good to be home. It’s my favorite time of the year.

In mid-September
I saw the first autumn light
Casting hard shadows

From low in the sky
Cold shadows, bright white brick walls
Autumn’s first sunset

Returning home, I
Smelled a new smell, realized
It was always there