“A Postcard to Summer” by Brian Lawson


I'll send the summer a postcard now:

"Greetings from Winter," it'll say.
"I hope you're enjoying your heat,
your houseflies, your poison ivy
and days like novels. You can keep
the swimming pools and beaches
all to yourself; I'm happy here in the new chill,
basking in hoodies and
football and
cozy nights in my bed.
I'm a long way from you now,
but I'll be back when you come back,
it's inevitable. So take your time,
stay to the west,
I'll take a stroll
with the man of the frost."