I drove past your house yesterday

Pumpkins, bare twigs; a chilly breeze

Quite an unsettling shade of gray.

Paused before going on my way

To watch an oak tree shed its leaves

I drove past your house yesterday.

Squirrels scampering, hard at play

Leaping wildly from roof to tree

Quite an unsettling shade of gray.

You’ve left me with nothing to say.

You always do just what you please

I drove past your house yesterday.

What does it have, that strange chalet

That made you choose it over me?

Quite an unsettling shade of gray.

Perhaps I’ll catch a glimpse one day

Of you without him, O God please.

I drove past your house yesterday

Quite an unsettling shade of gray.

*Villanelle

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