A pair of poems I wrote for the old and the new year. Happy 2013! Grace and Peace to you in the coming year.


Sixty seconds of darkness.

Hold it tight,

feel time pulse

like a tiny heartbeat.

It smells of new mown grass,

electric-singed wires,

the smoke of fireworks,

the air of concert halls.

If it were the last

sixty seconds before

I followed the old year

into the dark

how would I let it go?



The newness of a year

screams, explodes

into our world

in firework flash.

Like some alabaster jar

cracked open, poured over

to wash the old away,

perfume the new with promise.

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