heat of the yellow
sun and icy tendrils of
strong northwestern winds

intertwine like the
solstice gum you so enjoy
it's your new flavor


leafless trees are so
uncommon in florida
and yet they line the

streets of this small town
this is the year I fell in
love and life's been weird


I'm waiting for the
day when florida's angsty
rebellion is done

and life can go back
to normalcy and winter
can finally leave

and I can stop loving you