Summer’s Goodbye

by The Cowl Editor on September 20, 2018


September 2018 calendar
Graphic design by Portfolio co-editor

by Erin Venuti ’20

With September brings the last goodbyes of summer,
The last marshmallow toasted,
Farewell photos posted
Of what you’ll leave behind.

With September brings the first greetings of autumn,
New tales to tell
And new stories to live.
Novel characters featured in contemporary classics.

With September brings the pressure,
The preoccupation,
And the realization
That after that comes October, November, December…

Still, with September brings glances in the mirror
Of fading freckles
And tinted skin, like shadows of the past,
The final remnants of the August sun
And the last goodbyes of summer.