November always is not easy
Many poets have remarked on this

I will say, however, in fairness
It’s not as though it was only ever windy
or that the rain wouldn’t cease
We saw the sun
We saw the moon
Light remains
creeping away earlier in the afternoon
as it always does this time of year
In fact almost everything
did not change

Except you would not
be after us about sunscreen
Monsoon season did not catch you
and make you a little feral
Moonlight doesn’t fall on your knuckles
on the steering wheel
as you drive home from work & do not notice

Maybe the worst part is
many poets were wrong
Yes you died once in November
but it was also the only time
you ever would
And that feels far more
challenging & significant

November Always Is Not Easy
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