Friday, 21 October 2016

October's Tears (October 21, 2016)

That time
Of the year
Is fast approaching
For me.

When
Personal
And season darkness
Claims me.

As I sink
Into a downward spiral
Of pain and sadness.

Marking
The beginning
Of my SAD season
Until January.

Before
It clears up
Slowly.

Wish
I could say
Death doesn't play
A huge part
In my life.

But
It does.

As the raindrops
From a mid-October storm
Bathe my face
In wetness.

Hiding
The tears
From everyone's
Sight.

Therisa © 2016

Author's note: It's 10 days, before Halloween, and the fall rains have started, in part of the Great Lakes basin, stopping, only when the rain turns to snow, some time, in November/December. The 10 days from November 11th (Remembrance Day) to 20th (Day Of Trans-Remembrance), are about the darkness days, of the calendar, for me. With November 15th, being the anniversary date of my dad's death, in 1998. Also, the anniversary date of my self-acceptance of who I am, Therisa, in 2005, As I stood over, my dad's grave, crying, on a very mid-November day, when I realized, an inner true that I have been suppressing, since August 1977, I am female.

1 comment:

  1. I think a lot of us feel a changing mood as the days grow shorter and the weather dreary. My sympathy to you, remembering the loss of your dad.

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