Why is there so much sadness in the arrival of Fall?
Why do we even call this season by that name?
Leaves falling off trees? Fallen summer dreams?
Watching the days get shorter, the wind blow stronger.
Feeling the hangover that follows euphoria.
Surrendering to these nights, now getting so much colder.
Lost in the dark, throwing up silly words which should never be heard.
Wishing I could be a bird; just fly away to some place where the sun still shines
and stop monochromatic poetry from ruling my mind.
Flavia Rocha Loures is a Brazilian poet and environmental attorney. She has been writing
since the age of 11, and published her first poetry book in 2010, with pieces in both Portuguese and English. Throughout her life, she has felt compelled to seek, write and share poetry. In her works, the author attempts to recreate her small, intimate cosmos, only to, paradoxically, leave it wide open for others to explore. She now lives in Xiamen, China, where she has been organizing the Xiamen Poetry Spree event series since September 2015 – a space where poets and poetry lovers come together to share and rejoice in the power of words.