By Fatima Tlahuel

The winter’s chill 

Is a different feel 

One that pierces  

The skin’s appeal  

The wind’s howl 

Lasts a while 

The emptiness 

Stretches for miles

Now it’s spring 

And the birds sing 

But the rain pours 

On the vacant swing 

Patiently wait 

For sunny dates  

Nature doesn’t  

Negotiate

Summer’s here 

The skies are clear  

The days are hot 

But there’s still tears 

A deserted place 

Without a trace  

I packed for two 

Just in case 

Autumn comes 

The breeze just hums 

But I can’t help 

To feel numb 

Without you here 

I want to disappear  

I fall like leaves 

Right off the pier 

I drift away 

With endless waves  

We’ll meet again 

I die and pray 

Hope there’s a spot  

As my corpse rots  

To live without you 

I just cannot