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

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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

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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