Here in the Midwest, the temperature finally dropped this week, and it’s clear fall has arrived. I knew this because it was cool outside, yes, but another telltale sign was the state of the outerwear section of a department store I was in last week – it seriously looked like the bread aisle in a grocery store right before a predicted snowstorm! With the fall air comes renewed date ideas — picnics in the park and baseball games are replaced by fall festivals and things involving pumpkins. In honor of the season, here’s a somewhat poetic ode to autumn.
Apple picking and all the rest
Leggings, boots, a puffy vest.
Pumpkin this, pumpkin that,
Spiced lattes in a vat.
Candy apples at simchas torah,
Only two months til we light the menorah.
Take your gal on a hay ride
She doesn’t like it? At least you tried.
Hanging around a hot bonfire
Sit too close and you’ll perspire.
New fling at the end of its days?
Try to lose him in a corn maze.
Log on before it’s too late –