Autumn’s Arrived! Officially, at least— We’ve felt the crawl’s advance for weeks! Feels of autumn—warm and true, finally Autumn falls and makes us blue Blowing cold air, felling limp leaves Time to wake up—energize! Stack some wood, can fresh food Seal those cracks ‘round the stove!
From Mariposa #46, Spring/Summer 2022, page 18, by James Chessing:
“A minimalist poem that also uses a period creatively”:
Not tonight “.”
In this case the quotation marks alert us to the name of the punctuation mark, leading us to understand that intimate relations won’t be possible that evening because of the woman’s menstruation—her period.