And with it is a forest full
Of aging leaves - colors
All over the spectrum.
Lemon chiffon yellows,
Even eggplant purple.
I feel the brisk winds
Pick up and bring goosebumps
To my arms and legs
As I hunt for the biggest pumpkin
In the pumpkin field.
Harvested for decoration,
Stand sentinel against a craft booth.
Homemade soaps and
Indian dream catchers
Hang gracefully from white tents with
Framed cross-stitch and
Quilts showing a country life
that I embrace
And can not get enough of.
Autumn is approaching
And life can not get any sweeter than this.
graduate of the University of Alabama, Dana Sieben has
been published in various issues of USA Deep South, Long
Story Short, Mosaic Minds, and Muscadine Lines:
A Southern Journal. She is a member of SouthernHumorists.com
and a contributing writer to Dew on the Kudzu, a southern
web journal. She also writes humor articles for Weight-LossArticles.com.
Her short story "Thigh Master, Move Over" will appear
in the forthcoming book Funnybone Fitness from Guideposts
Books (October, 2006).
can be reached at www.Bamaalum91@wideopenwest.com or at her blog,