The biggest squirrels you’ve ever seen
and trees like lollipops—
You want to suck them in,
spit out this season.

You want summer
you want winter
not the bull-$#¡? in betweens.

Each leaf
turning its colors away
from you, slipping
into the breeze.

And if we aren’t lovers
you’d rather I slip away, too,
off these Capital streets
into the Hudson River.

For now, be content
with your rake and barrel,
gather us all together,
to burn and burn and burn.

—Kristin Fullerton currently resides in upstate New York. She is a proud alumna of both Elmira College and University at Albany. Her poems have been recently appeared in The Maine Review and Up the River Volume 4.

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  1. Katie Taylor
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    I love “trees like lollipops”.

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