Free outdoor spirit dances in the prairie
and blows through the trees,
celebrating, seductive, gentle.
Like true love, fall colors emerge
to reveal our deepest selves,
vulnerable, generous, considerate.
“Come away with me, my beloved,” the spirit beckons
under an irresistible October moonlit sky,
illuminated enough to be welcoming,
dark enough to be mysterious.
“Receive all I have to offer,
while I receive all you offer me.
For while today we rejoice (along with all the cosmos),
our marriage is forever,
our love is forever.”