Fall by Johanne Pulker

This year I wouldn’t give up summer,
my body clenched against even the idea, grieving,
grateful to have a clear grievance,
day after day
adding layers
wondering at the outrageous proportion of the seasons
more layers,
annoyance at the reluctant appearance of fall colours.
Then, one morning I noticed that I was reveling in the changed atmosphere, breathing the air.

— from Juniper Volume 7, Issue 2