Only seven more
days of the school year
till summer.

I’m not ready to
say goodbye to you
just yet.

I want more time
with you before
you go.

More time to
learn, be, grow

It’s not fair that
just when it gets really good
the year ends.

I feel this way
every year at this time, but
this year is more poignant.

Every year
just a little bit
more so.

In seven days
I’ll be ready-ish
but not today.

Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet, at age 59. Jennifer has also published commentary about poetry and poetry-related essays. During the pandemic she joined the online poetry community of The Daily Haiku. Poetry has been a lifeline.