Beginning Again

Beginning Again

Fall is coming.

Tonight football returns with a smile,
And tomorrow the sun reflects
Through changing leaves of trees.
The air pushes and pulls my hair,
Braids it with the smell of leaves and sweaters
Chunky knits and moccasins and blue jeans.
It is time to begin again,
The season of repentance,
Of acceptance.
With a football under my arm, 
And change in the air,
I can believe again,
Begin again,
Be happy. 



The Start of Football Season

The Start of Football Season

You are my first love,

The rush of the day,

The way I will always fall back to you when my heart is hurting.


I can smell the sunshine,

The fresh, clean grass.

Football is in the air tonight.


And you, are just a boy.


You cannot take my love from me,

Because this,

This feeling,


I love this game.

September Starts Again

September Starts Again


Like sunshine,
Meets the dawn tonight.
Streams of fire,
Bright blues and orange rivers,
Coursing down to meet me.
Rain, midnight rain,
Renew my soul,
Lightning that splits the sky,
Awaken it.
Shower me with grace,
With wisdom, and with kindness.
September begins in thunderstorms,
Renting apart the air,
Charging it with electricity,
Hoping, and changing,
And finding,