the loquat flower:the frost:the winter

the loquat tree is flowering white
on the first frost day
of Autumn

I object to this fact
on principle
I object to the chill
so soon after a poor excuse
for Summer

with hardly any real heat
and barely any sun
far too much of rain
and here
far far
too briefly

I’m bracing now
for all-day fires and a rug
to keep my knees warm
any old day now
I’m sure it will snow

and the fog will descend
to conceal the town
I usually see
from on my hill top

the loquat’s in flower
the frost is on the grass
and I’m already cold
as cold as if
it was
winter


© Frank Prem, 2012

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