crumbling snowflakes
chill the southern air masses
I close the window
dispelling the budding frost
roasted chestnuts on my desk

dark, restless clouds
the summer rain’s soft smell
soothes my febrile head
tender as your slender hands
that once couldn’t let go of mine

standing at the shore
my breath rises and falls with the waves
cold winds batter my coat
ice flakes sink into the water
the darkness beneath calms my heart

grey clouds
tinged sulphur yellow
frantic rain
turns into snowflakes
under boreal gusts