Bordeaux Bay

Bordeaux Bay
Watercolour by Tony Taylor http://www.paintingbreaksguernsey.com

Thursday, 13 October 2016

SUMMER'S LEASE

I love summer but, as russet leaves pile up around my front door and the lane becomes strewn with autumn debris, I must reluctantly acknowledge that summer's lease has expired for another year.

























END OF THE AFFAIR

The heating gets switched on;
sandals build nests 

in the boot-box;
the old straw hat sleeps, purring,
on the shelf where, overnight, 

hats become cats;
jumpers sidle out
like pale young vampires in early dark.
The game’s up.
Summer’s finally cleared off somewhere else
as you always knew it would:
a false friend,
a good lover gone bad.

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