Friday, January 01, 2021

2021

i am running into a new year
and the old years blow back
like a wind
that i catch in my hair
like strong fingers like
all my old promises and
it will be hard to let go
of what i said to myself
about myself
when i was sixteen and
twentysix and thirtysix
even thirtysix but
i am running into a new year
and i beg what i love and
i leave to forgive me

Lucille CliftonGood Woman: Poems and A Memoir 1969-1980

Happy New Year, y'all!

1 comment:

dinthebeast said...

Happy New Year! Let's make this one better than the last.

-Doug in Sugar Pine

2021

i am running into a new year and the old years blow back like a wind that i catch in my hair like strong fingers like all my old promises an...