by Amarachukwu Okpala
He’s hot He’s flashy He’s bright like the sun Though in all Actuality He’s Earth’s favorite son Gives warmth To all With following showers Bring us What is known As fun Summer hours Even as It goes dark His presence remains The best Season ever As many will claim Then as he Starts to dwindle And retire for the year Autumn sneaks in All give out a cheer For the colors She brings Red, bright yellow, and green Her pumpkin spiced drinks And her fashion for queens She brings cool Light breezes Small remains of the sun Who she loves So dearly As she does with no one In the Summer-Autumn transition So many it does please With his warm Summer rays, and her cool Autumn breeze There is, a balance Between the two Bringing Hot And Cold In the same hue We enjoy, all delights That they offer to us Like both fashion And pool time Their fusion such a plus We enjoy, both seasons A blend of their activities A short period To take advantage Of both festivities Their union, is a blessing A belief held by me From the smells To the sounds And lovely sights to see Festivals, carnivals Celebrating these two As well, as many wonders Unbeknownst to you This love Between seasons Makes my heart fly like a dove Oh how much I adore A Summer-Autumn love
I like to drum and ride bikes, and I can (kind of) skateboard, roller blade, and roller skate. I am in science research and a lot of pre-med clubs and classes. I enjoy learning about different cultures.
What motivated you to write this piece?
I started thinking of doing a piece on something I loved about nature. I could have written about the warmth summer brings or the cool breeze of autumn, but, loving both of these equally, I decided to write about both of them.
What was the most difficult part of your writing process for this work?
The most difficult part of writing this work was figuring out how to convey my message with the right rhythm.
Do you write sporadically or regularly?
I write sporadically, but would write regularly if I had the time.