First Frost

Like a cake
Only sweeter
Coating cars
Without a heater

Grass tipped white
Asphalt slick
Rooftops sparkling
Cover up quick!

Hard to believe
On the 9th of October
It's already time
To tell the garden, "It's over."

Harvest the basil
Tomatoes and dill
Dig up that dirt
Put pesto in your will

Embrace the idea
Of snow-covered ground
It's coming so soon
Your house to surround

One consolation
To take out the sting
No crabgrass, no mud...
No weeding 'till spring!