I don’t know about you, but it’s New Year’s Eve where I am. 2020! We’ve reached a new decade!
In the spirit of celebration and on this occasion of reflection, I have New Year’s greetings (delivered by Nenette) and an original poem, respectively.
Less One Decision on the Eve of a New Year
You looked to see if your reflection was chance.
The stillness was there –
you bent to take a drink.
Above the agitated circles of your vision
there was the sleek tube of scales
sliding near and you, the skeptic,
named this for your own doubting mind.
You said, Viper, return us as leaf-shadows
on tin awnings, crisp and certain,
or as the sky in rust, defined as the cracked
blood on the ground. Return us
Such precision could cast us back in.
It could revolutionize everything.
May 2020 bring out the best in us all.