This poem was originally published in The Avocet Nature Magazine.
Autumn in the South
The mornings are dark and cold.
I just want to pull the covers up to my neck.
But the dog wants to go out.
I take him out,
Then have my coffee,
And prepare for the day.
The sun soon comes out.
Still cool, but not cold, out there.
It will warm up around noon.
And it does.
Sometimes it feels like we can go in the pool.
The calendar says it’s October.
Even in the South,
The leaves change colors and are falling off the trees.
It’s such perfect weather here.
Oh, I forgot,
The other day,
There was a flash thunderstorm.
Sounded like pebbles hitting the house.
There was a downpour of rain and lightning.
Didn’t last long,
Then the sun came out again
And no sign a storm hit only moments ago.
By Trish Hubschman
Lancaster, SC firstname.lastname@example.org
NOW AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE!
Gayle’s Tales: Tracy Gayle Mysteries
by Trish Hubschman
Copyright December 23, 2022
The book is for sale from Smashwords (e-book only) and from Amazon in e-book ($3.99), paperback ($8.50), and hardcover ($16.50).
175 pages in print.
Gayle’s Tales is a collection of Tracy Gayle mystery short stories.
Everyone’s favorite couple, Tracy and Danny, are still going strong, romantically and professionally, rocking and rolling and solving crimes.
Tracy has to locate missing persons who vanished decades earlier.
She gets tangled in murder investigations she hadn’t anticipated.
She digs into a coal mining town that’s been uninhabited for 40 years and discovers secrets and skeletons.
In the end, she brings long–lost family members and friends back into each other’s arms and lives.
Through all this, she and Danny are planning their wedding extravaganza at the Plaza Hotel in New York City.
Tracy narrates her own adventures in these tales, as she does in the books.