Autumn Makes Me Sad by Muriel Baker

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Autumn Makes Me Sad  

Seasonally Associated Disorder

Referred to as SAD by those

who think they know,

that a little lack of sunshine

makes us feel like forty degrees below.

It’s a chemical imbalance.

Think of hibernating mammals.

We have the same inclination.

So until the clocks change to

longer days. It will be my inspiration

to think black thoughts and see the

worst of every situation.

I will not rejoice until Spring Soltstice

brings me light.

So please will others see the sunny side

and check that I’m all right.

Because, when it gets to Summer

I will be awake all night.

Muriel Baker, October, 2018

Muriel Baker,  to her surprise has been writing poetry and having it published on a very small scale for nearly ten years. It shocks her to realise how old she must be.

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