First of November

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On the bike path,
windswept leaves; 
a tangle of bittersweet,
A time for turned up collars
and a quickened step.
With the “spring forward

and fall back” rhyme
ringing in our ears,
we deduct an hour of 
daylight from our afternoon,
and add it to our morning.
Hard to mourn
the early darkening
that descends with
the falling back of the clocks
on this November day,
when Sunday gravy 
bubbles on the stove
and the fireplace beckons
with a crackle and a snap.

About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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