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Making Winter Jealous

An Experiment

Tre L. Loadholt
Dec 1, 2020 · 1 min read

the first thing we
did when spotting the tree
was make a wish

I don’t know —
seemed like the right
moment to embrace
the romantic setting

he agreed, autumn had
sunk her teeth into us
& we were hers now

we left our marks
carved our initials in
the sleeping tree and
watched the deer
gallivant within the
woods, carrying mischief
on their backs

humbling ourselves before
the afternoon wind,
we found a divisiveness
among the two-legged
and four-legged animals

who was smarter — was
the argument
we took no sides
nature is adamant about

I looked at him
he looked at me
autumn bowed before us
with deep intent

she would have
her way with us
once and for all

winter would be

This poem began as a response to two different Twitter prompts vsspoem & BraveWrite. Prompt words were first and moment.

©2020 Tremaine L. Loadholt

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