Creaks and groans escape from above;
Pounding and whistling surround;
Pelting rain smacks the windows,
While the light disappears behind gray skies.
The heat dissipates as cold air gathers on the ground,
Chilling anything brave enough to touch it.
Winds strip fading leaves of tired limbs,
Already strained from a tough year.
Gird your loins Florida…here comes Nicole.