New Year Weather Report

January 1st, 2019…

It is cold enough….

There are clouds enough,

but I can not tell if that is fresh snow falling from them,

or if these are last night’s snowflakes still dancing in the new year,

riding  the drunk and reveling wind in from last year somewhere.

They fly and swirl so lightly before the underwater eyes of this hungover head,

defying the undertow that draws everything to ground

and me back to bed.

These could be yesterday’s clouds.

The clock says it is morning, 

and I’m willing to pretend–

I’m well practiced.

But I’ll not be convinced

of this new year, this new day

until the sun’s scepter turns the garden to melted butter

and Heaven’s clear blue gravity

lures my heart from behind the clouds.


ML 1/1/2019


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