Cool morning breeze
Vivaldi’s Summer on the Bose
A lone morning dove

The lonesome call
Juxtaposing with the
Upbeat violin

Makes me pause
To reflect that sorrow happens
In every season

Although we think of
Winter as a time for loss
It happens year round

How much more tragic
To lose someone on the cusp of

Jennifer Gurney lives in Colorado where she teaches, paints, writes and hikes. She is a newly published poet, at age 59, with more than 200 poems in print thus far (since November 2022). Jennifer has also published commentary about poetry. During the pandemic she joined the online poetry community of The Daily Haiku.