November is colored a hundred shades of grey
As if summer had used up all the colors in the world
Grey is an easy, undemanding color, more like a feeling
November tells me I have reasons to be thankful
Now there is time – I don’t mind looking for thankful thoughts
With every leaf I pick up, and every walk I take.
Thankful that I made it through the summer challenges
The unfamiliar roles I had to play, the confusion, helplessness
Thankful for wise ones who shared the load, who came alongside
I can hear the travelers in the sky, honking
I can see their dark V against the grey background of clouds
The comfort of knowing that nature knows it’s November
Geese take turns leading, how wise of them.