Fall, with Open Arms

ĎRound here, the summers are brutal
Today it was One-0-Eight
(Thatís 42 to some of you)
Itís so hot your skin can fry and bake

ĎRound here, summer starts in April
And sometimes lasts past September
Why did I move to this place?
Dang it, I wish I could remember

But once the season changes
And the sun has a new position
Something magical happens
I begin to have a sunnier disposition

The cool breeze brings bright memories
Of my college years, of freshman days
When youth and opportunity seemed endless
When innocence seemed like a daze

Some of those names now escape me
But the faces are embedded in my mind
The places may have changed a bit
Oh, the adolescence I left behind

I canít wait for the new season
It brings me memories of freshman days
I wait for fall, with open arms
Each year with more wrinkles and grays
Author's Note
'Round here, summer nights around 10pm it will still be 104 (or 40). Can't wait for Fall.
Shoutout to robert43041 for the title idea.
For the Goodbye Summer hello Fall comp.
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