Inevitable

You were my red-headed boy
Who matched the mittens on my hands

And chased scarlet tailed cardinals with me
When no one else would

You were my sensitive boy
Who was as fragile as dead fall(en) leaves

You carved YOU + ME on the naughty tree
But it looked like YOU + MAY
What a jagged mess it was
So I asked you what it was

And you replied decisively "Autumn's over, I'm chasing the Spring-"
"-apple cider was overrated anyways."

You were the flower season
Who seized the bright blue sky with lady Daisy

"Please", I begged, "don't you change with the golden leaves"

Fireflies buzzed orange around YOU + MAY
Something so broken wasn't meant to glow