We can walk together along the path
of browns and golds, an orange here and there,
we can chat about how things are –
home, jobs, family, hobbies –
we can look up at the darkening sky,
glee in our eyes,
and stick out our tongues
ready to catch those first drops
weeping down from the clouds.
Or we could laugh at the time you fell
in that shallow puddle,
which actually turned out to be quite deep.