Week 18 – November

November

I wind my scarf around my neck.
The leaves blow into my arms as I walk to the subway.
It is cold again, and I am glad to feel each breath in my lungs.

I will let the trees remind me, it is time again to let go.

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Week 25 – Sweater Weather

Sweater Weather

It’s like the world’s rolled backwards.

80 on an October Monday, light when I get off the G train on my way home. 

The sun peeking through the clouds and the slight smell of saltwater and humidity I know so well as summer.

Girls in matching backpacks cross the road,

And four story buildings are starting to be home more than ever. 

Its like August is here again, and I’m out of place in my sweater. 

What a strange day.

Week 4 – Full Circle

Full Circle

The sun is out.

I drive as if I can roll back time.

 

It’s a beautiful day,

Like all of the ones that have been,

And next week the sun will shine again,

Over green valleys and hills.

 

It is strange that the end is so beautiful,

But I remember the first long drive down that road that leads home.

 

I tap the radio dial,

And the cattails are growing new stems on the side of the highway.

 

Life, in this place,

Has come again with the spring,

Full circle.

Week 1 – Sunsets

And so we begin. Weekly, I will be posting a poem until next April and the beginning of the next challenge. I am so excited to begin a yearlong endeavour writing poetry, and glad to be able to share it with you.

As always, happy reading.

Sunsets

The trees are blooming again,

And I drive down a road,

Where bare branches are pink again with new life.

 

I want to pause for a while,

Let the day stand still.

 

Today is the last Wednesday,

In a long swim of Wednesdays.

 

No ending,

No sunset is ever the same.