When you awake to the sound of water trickling down your window pane,
You find yourself pulling the duvet up to you tighter and warmer,
You have to turn the light on in the morning again,
And hope that the heating has kicked in,
And you find yourself adding a jumper to your pyjamas as you get dressed,
Before reaching for your chunky knits and your ankle boots.
You spend your morning with a cup of tea attached to you for warmth,
And your lunchtimes are planned around soup and bread rather than salad.
And even the cat doesn’t want to get out of bed in the morning.
Because it’s dreary and dark outside still…
That’s when you know that Autumn has kicked in.
I think I saw it this morning.