Thursday, September 8, 2016


In this up-north country,
we await the signal
from September
that we know
is coming.

You know the one.

It appears on clear,
calm mornings.
Silver crystals cling
to blades of grass.
Fallen leaves
are edged in ice.

It's a signal
that the old welcome
after long summer heat.

But the young want
one more chance
to jump into the waves
of Lake Michigan, 
before they jump
into rows of desks
to face their future. 
© 2016 Richard Havenga

Photo Locations:

1. & 2. Townsend Park - Kent County, Michigan

3. Holland Beach State Park - HollandMichigan