. Seasons of Change Our fervour was apricity’s embrace. As neon streaks awash a Nordic night, it flared unfettered through the carapace of clotted clouds to cast its fluid light. Accrescent cravings bloomed in brumal air. We whispered vows in springtime’s silver moon. As fireflies, we sparked a summer flare, but in autumnal gilt, we were bestrewn. Alas, the winds destroyed our nurtured nest, and branches wept in tears of brittle leaves. Our honeyed hive, engulfed in flames to breast succumbed to fate, and now the woodland grieves. And thus a season’s smouldering memoirs were laid to rest bedecked with vintage scars. . . Stuti is an Indian writer from Dubai. She received an honorable mention in the 2021 Annual Haiku Competition held by the Society of Classical Poets and has been published by them. She has also been published by Wingless Dreamer Publishers in their 2021 winter anthology, by Sky Island Journal, by Celestite Poetry, and by Slice O' Life Lit Mag.