The Best Time of the Year

By Diego Mantelli

Frost on the windshield

Piles of leaves under the trees

Dinner in the dark

The crack of logs

The thundering roar of turkeys

The far-away honks of geese

Wet grass in the morning

Christmas songs in malls

Menorahs in windows

Frozen turkeys in at Safeway

The smell of apples and cinnamon

Christmas trees in lots

The taste of cold 

The smell of wet asphalt

Summer is gone

Winter is coming