Ontario Late October

I hope you are well
between when ice
covers the lake,
and these blushing trees.
I hope you find
some kind of community
outside or online
in the middle times,
the dark times,
the lonely times
coming just around the corner.
There is beauty
when we get to the start of winter
whether we come together to celebrate
or sit alone by candlelight
feeling the hush
and the long nights swirling.

There is solace in the dark
where room for thought,
and mystery spark.
Here in the north, we try to wake
the dim, midday sun
and may come to revel
in the black velvet sky
that arrives every afternoon.

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