gum springs

the houses as seasons

GRYFFINDOR: white-linen summers; stormclouds crouched low over the lake// sweat clinging to the cliffside of your collarbones// bonfires spitting sparks

RAVENCLAW: winters steeped in snow// icicles drooping from your eyelashes// toques pulled tight over cold ears// the breeze whisking snow drifts from the roofs 

HUFFLEPUFF: the forest streaking autumn with rainbow hues// sunlight dripping, honeyed, onto cracked sidewalks//yellow umbrellas and red gum boots 

SLYTHERIN: springs soaked with rain// snakes slithering through the marshland// the sky dappled with grey// flowers blooming in fairy rings