After this long dark summer,
I feel the lightness of autumn approach.
The sun is slipping
And the leaves fall
In love with the cooling earth.
Sometimes you have to surrender –
It doesn’t matter what
Your plans were, how you feel,
You just have to go with down with
The sun, in layers of coloured silk.
After our hot dry summer
How come I love you even more?
Why doesn’t experience dim, or
Familiarity wither? Why do I
Sense my roots mingling with yours?
Our pain, like our sweat, binds us
Closer. You made me angry and
Jealous. But I’m not mad.
Like the leaves I fall
In love with your cooling earth.
Peter Jukes 2006