asters in her hair

Written by: Andrea Dietrich

asters in her hair
and wearing a hint of blush-
September strolls in. . . .
crooning melancholy strains 
she bids adieu to summer.

October follows-
whimsical and ruddy-cheeked. . . .
sometimes blowing in
she brightly draws attention 
then exits quite eerily

following sulking
in her sister’s faded gown
November arrives -
stepping lively at the time
of harvest’s celebration