Margaret Alice

Rookie - 3 Points (The Crystal Age / Pretoria - South Africa)

'2010/04/23 Velvet - Poem by Margaret Alice

In honour of autumn I bought yellowing leaves
to replace the pink blooms of spring adorning
the screen of my computer, the crystal heart
and flower acquired new meaning

Seemed more appropriate than before, it feels
so good to align with the seasons, to be in
harmony with nature, though the air-con
technicians have a different opinion

In summer they kept the temperature below
zero, we needed warm fleeces to work, now
things are heating up, the tie between man-
kind and nature is broken in the office

But I bring in my own link, feel the passion
of autumn surge in my breast, filled with
nostalgia by the bronzing autumn sun
warming my skin with velvet kisses

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 23, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, June 28, 2010

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