Diana Lawrence


shiver softly on my skin
autumn’s ready to begin
give me time till snow and storm
i’m still learning to stay warm

people talk and i reply
i go places, days go by,
nights are getting cold they say
i can’t feel much anyway

take a picture of this place
take a picture of his face
love him cause it’s going fast
this time wasn’t meant to last

let me float out on the sea
hide instead a hollow tree
curl up in a seed of grain
till the peace can thaw the pain

autumn’s ready to begin
keep me safe till spring’s reborn
i’m still learning to stay warm