2015-2020

FIRE IN MY MIND

43 AUTUMN CHILD If life is four seasons then I’m done with two of mine. Spring was out of my control, Summer was a sweaty grind. Now the weather’s turned again and so it seems has my tide. Well in this milderness the water’s cool caress brings me clarity and delight. Oh I I I’m in the Autumn of my life, and I I I’m singing in tune dancing in time, and I I I hope it lasts as long as Spring and Summer combined, coz though I was born at the start of the year I’m an Autumn child, Bonafide! Have you met a Spring child, they’re the ones we chide for being 13 going on 35. They set their sails young get what needs doing done to win the race and name their price. But peaking early can bring later unravelling coz there’s a gap between smart & wise. That ‘aint my song to sing I missed that boat in Spring, but now I’m cruising on the SS Bright…Well a lotta people say they love the heat, maybe Summer’s the time to thrive. Got your schooling done you mighta found the one they say your body’s in its prime, but mine was sick with yearning didn’t take my turn ‘n stalled at every green light. Took time to cure those ails learn from my mistakes, there’ll be more and it’ll be alright…If life is four seasons, best keep Winter in mind. Build a shelter from the cold and gather kindling for the fire. Maybe when I’m 83 there’ll be a pill’ll make me feel 25, but what I’ll probably do is break it in two half a dose’ll suit me fine, don’t wanna go too far back in time & miss that mellow Autumn sunshine…