I'm missing out on autumn

Taking a break from the leaves

A pause on my emotions.

But I know when the sun comes up

They’ll just come rolling in on their tandem bicycle.

"Hello,

It’s me again,

How do you do?"

You tip your hat

Your hair slicked back.

I don’t like this ball

This room is too cold

And my corset is making it hard to breathe.

Why can’t it be me

Fanning my face

Shaking my tail

One smile less makes me sneeze

I shrink back down

An excuse.

That’s all this moment is.

What am I going to do now?

I’m missing out on autumn

I can’t wait to see the leaves

But I really do hate the wind

It puts my hair in tangles.