For my 2016 writing project, I’ve decided to write a single line of poetry every day for an entire year. Below, is October’s poem. Enjoy!
Red, orange, and yellow.
I am succumbing to a cascade of color.
No longer who I was.
Now, who I am meant to be.
I am falling deeply in love with you.
This time of year draws me nearer.
It must be the season.
When all fails, you remain constant.
I have worked my whole life for this.
You are what I deserve.
This feels like something promised.
Or a dream realized.
Fall clothes are dusted off.
The closet is filled with new life.
Nothing else remains there.
We live an honest love.
Fires are being built.
Everything is in its proper place.
So are you.
We ready ourselves for the cold.
Those darkened days will come.
This is truer than we realize.
We would do ourselves justice,
If we would prepare for the moment.
Change surprises so many couples.
We can learn from this.
They can be our guide;
Our north star in the Seattle night.
Until then, I love you.
Beyond our failings,
This will remain true.
Be good to each other,