The trees are starting to shed,
autumn colours appearing,
crunching under foot,
the smell of decompossing leaves.
Hang on, these trees are deciduous,
why are the leaves falling?
I am feeling confused,
I live in the tropics!
Ah ha! The wet season is over,
no rain for months.
The dry season has started,
foliage expelled to conserve water!
I enjoy the tropical autumn,
wearing shorts and a t-shirt,
I still get the autumn colours,
and kicking up piles of dry leaves.