Bonjour leaves that have fallen,
Bonjour garden that is a mess.
I unpacked my suitcase last night, the smell of home waltzed with me then settled in.
hot from the wood burning oven,
down the street and around the corner.
Bonjour church bells that ring every hour twice, and twice again at the half hour.
Bonjour church bells that told me to stay in bed because it was only two in the morning.
Bonjour church bells that woke me at seven when I thought it was four.
Bonjour dark mornings.
Bonjour beautiful old architecture,
Bonjour small streets,
Bonjour horns and the French language,
and Bonjour Annie!
Bonjour the art of small talk and deep conversation,
Bonjour little tables, bistro chairs, real cups and spoons.
Bonjour Provencal countryside,
Stone walls, harvested vineyards, Beaujolis!
Bonjour home that is awaiting Christmas fluff,
Bonjour Chelsea and Sacha,
Bonjour my life in France.