Autumn is the smell of pumpkins,
dry leaves, pies.
It's warm scarves and light jackets.
It's walking home instead,
going out of your way
to crunch that extra crackly leaf.
It's raking, and carving,
and ringing doorbells.
It's decorations, costumes,
and tables full of family,
warm food, long chilly nights,
and always, that little hint of