#NaPoWriMo – Day 23: “How Sudden, the Change of Seasons”




How Sudden, the Change of Seasons //Β by Jennifer Patino


Summer crept in
when I was just
getting used to it
feeling like Autumn

I fade into the heat,
become like mist,
a cloud drift
struggling to keep form

I will withstand it,
as I always do,
relying on ice cubes
& limited cool air

I will savor the night,
a reprieve from the swelter,
from the relentless day star
beating me into submission

I mentally separate
from my scalded skin,
get lost in my freezing thoughts,
take shelter from fire by hiding within

How quickly I must adapt,
my body reacts, & gets defensive,
forcing me into its own dark bunker
where rays of laser razors can’t penetrate,

cocooned in a cool room until Winter returns




* Author’s Note : Ugh, it’s getting warmer here in Vegas. 😦 I am not a fan of high temperatures at all. I’m comfortable in the 40-60 degree F range. Something happens to me during the warm seasons. My body fails to keep up with my spirit. My mind becomes mush. It reached 87 degrees today & this is where my pen went. I call the hot months here, “The Summer Swell” since my cyst covered kidneys also tend to inflate like little alien balloons & cause me more discomfort than usual. (This is normal for me, I have Polycystic Kidney Disease, it’s just something I have to deal with.)

On a personal note, I’ll be looking forward to my vacation coming up beginning of May. My dear friend is coming to visit & it’s going to be a good time for sure. My husband has vacation time that week too so he’ll be able to enjoy a nice & much needed break.

I hope everyone has a good week. Thanks so much to all who read & support my writing. Your comments are much appreciated, truly. ❀



8 thoughts on “#NaPoWriMo – Day 23: “How Sudden, the Change of Seasons”

  1. I’m sorry the heat makes you uncomfortable. Where I live it’s hot all year round, so I understand the feeling – I often miss the cold weather. Have a wonderful time with your friend and I hope you get to have some rest, too! πŸ™‚

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    1. I feel like I rest too much, honestly. 😊 I can’t seem to get back to four seasons. I’ve lived in warm states too long, trying to make my way back around to the north. Thanks so much, Annie. I’m sure it will be a fun time. πŸ’œ

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