The sun hides behind a cloud,
as if teasing those below, causing a slight
decrease in temperature and brightness.
and birds open their beaks in song
as evening approaches.
As clouds dissolve,
bright light returns,
containing darkness to shadows.
as a welcome breeze
cools the fall air.
A rabbit scurries out from its hiding place
among some car-high piles of compost,
and gnaws on an exile stalk of grass.
A blue-jay swoops down
upon a low-lay branch of a barren tree,
gazing over the hay and grass below.
and cows moo in unison,
as darkness drapes over the landscape.
I stand up in my gazebo, enjoying my last view
of the beautiful picture-like view of my backyard
before walking inside.