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you make me S.A.D.

the world keeps on turning 
and each year you come back 
to taunt me and 
play with my mind 

you distort my view 
and you trick me too 
leaving me haunted 
by my own ghost 

and each year i fall 
for your wicked games 
until the days grow longer 
and the sun decides to linger 

oh winter i love you 
but our relationship is toxic 
and you seem so relentless 
in your cruelty.

Sophie Marlowe

Sophie Marlowe (she/her) is a queer York-based writer who dabbles in poetry and scriptwriting. She writes about mental health, queerness, romance, witchcraft, folklore and mythology. Her inspiration for ‘you make me S.A.D.’ came from her own thoughts, feelings and experiences around winter. She suffers from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and thought it would be interesting to weave it into the theme. 

Photo by Eva Bronzini on Pexels.

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