September Snow by Jennifer Bowering Delisle

Poem title: September Snow Poet name: Jennifer Bowering Delisle Poem Begins: When summer ends suddenly I see you shimmering  as above a sun-baked road. We have known heat. We haven’t yet deflated the kids’ pool, we haven’t yet picked the herbs to dry and your body glimpsed at bedtime between t-shirt and dark is brown as the unchanged hares. The robins look bewildered by the sugar covering their food. They miss the earth and if you should ever fall out of love with me I, too, want to notice. End of poem.  Credits: Copyright © Jennifer Bowering Delisle  Originally published in The Compressed Journal of Literary Arts (Jan. 2020). It also appears in Delisle’s new collection, Deriving (University of Alberta Press, 2021).  Jennifer Bowering Delisle (she/her) is the author of Deriving (UAP 2021) and The Bosun Chair (NeWest 2017). She has a PhD in English, and regularly teaches creative writing. She joined the board of NeWest Press in 2018. She is a settler in Edmonton/Treaty 6 territory.