Performed at Incite @The Phoenix in September 2016
The days are getting shorter,
The suns warmth doesn’t last.
Birds are singing a different tune,
Summertime is past.
Farewell to summer barbeques,
And picnics in the park.
Discarding unnecessary clothing,
Having a bikini mark.
Farewell to the balmy evenings,
Playing out till late.
Eating alfresco in Old Compton St,
Flirting with a date.
I’ll miss the long and languorous days,
And swimming in the sea.
Or gazing up at a big blue sky,
Happy just to be.
It’s goodbye to the resolutions,
I promised I’d sustain.
To rewrite the novel.
Get super fit, my appetites retrain.
I’ve loved this summer, it’s been such fun,
In truth…it’s been a blast.
I’d like it to linger a little longer
Alas, summertime is past.