Autumn leaves are falling and the weather is appalling!
Warmer weather gives way to winter
End of summer, last day of September, sunbathing.
Tomorrow the weather is due to turn cooler.
Six months of winter ahead - not good for a sun worshiper.
But in a fortnight I can escape back to the sun
Fly south to the Spanish islands and extend Summer.
Oh, lucky generation we are that can do this!
What a shame Britain isn't in the Med
But Costa del Bognor doesn't sound right
Frosty mornings, hot water bottles, condensation
And astronomical heating bills is all winter means to me.
Everything dies, awaiting the resurrection of the spring
It's S.A.D. isn't it? To be miserable half the year,
Half a lifetime in a cold climate.
Seems as if Britain is part of the Arctic.
I wish we could tow it further south
Where there would be plenty room off the African coast
For an English-speaking Canary Isle.
I despise October heralding winter.
And when the clocks go back at the end of the month
Plunging our dreary evenings into further darkness
I shall hate it, as I search for warmer clothing.
I had a friend once who managed to avoid winter altogether,
Flying round the globe in search of warmer climes.
So this year when autumn leaves begin to fall,
I'll take a leaf from her book.
But then flying home and heading straight for winter,
It might be even harder to adapt.
© 2015 Stella Kaye