Losing you was like winter in Alaska.
Warm summer days dwindled
as a chill crept over the land.
The seasons started to change,
leaves drifted to the ground,
and when you joined them,
the sun stopped climbing into the sky
leaving me in a world
Life without you has been a season of dusk.
Even though your absence is eternal
the sky keeps reminding me
darkness won’t last forever:
Gray will eventually turn blue
as tears turn to smiles when I think of you.
Madelyn Kreienheder is a graduate student at Truman State University, where she will graduate with a Master’s in Education. She is completing her student teaching now and will begin her career teaching English following her graduation. Madelyn’s first published poetry appeared in The Big Windows Review Issue 17.