Autumn is here..it blew in on a warm wind....the days are hot and dry..brilliant mornings
the fog is gone...I can smell the Fall..the fragrance I love every year..the harvest, the moon, the sunrises and sunsets are best in the Fall... the shore is full of seabirds
and there's smoke from distant fires
but I look for certain indicators to tell me that the Earth is ok...I gotta see bats, raccoons, skunks roaming around at night..I know down by the marsh the coyotes are prowling when the trees and leaves rush around
I see the Monarch butterflies flitting by, headed for the eucalyptus trees and groves...don't cut the eucalyptus down or I will cut you down...
I will cut you down
I get a light for my bike just in case..riding around the backroads on a bike on a warm September night with the moon shining bright is like riding around the backroads on a Honda 90 with the headlight shut off....
on a warm California moonlit night...in September
a midnight rider sky above