“Year Regret” – Anonymous ’26

The breeze hit my arm so hard I could faint
Though the warmth left, you chose to stay around
The cold has innocence, as such a saint
Rain goes by but I cannot hear a sound

As hopeful as a bee can be for me
The sun shines the lawn, as the flowers grow
For you to see the me in you and in me
The clouds will start the day and let me know

The animals come out and play along
The cardinals will use their voice to sing
The bruise is scary, what do I say?
The house telephone creeps and starts to ring

Leave me in sorrow and pain, in the heat
You were my love so I will take defeat.