As the old year slinks away into the night
I will throw my shoes at its shadow
Shaking the dusty months from my clothes,
I will wear my cap and shirt inside out
So the old minutes and seconds can’t cling
Like a bad smell
I will salt the earth where the previous days
Stretched on and on
Assuring they will not
Follow me into the new year
When the New Years Eve bonfire is burning
I will gather the bitter herbs
And walk counter clock wise into the previous moments
Casting the hated bouquet into the flame
Leaving its acrid taste behind
With the smell of its grief and sorrow
Only then will I wreath my head with four leaf clovers
Fill my pockets with new pennies
And my trunks with rabbit’s feet and horseshoes
And walk bravely into the coming year
Head held high and with cheerful optimism
I will greet the new day
Yes, I think walking bravely into the New Year is a great description! 2013 wasn’t a bad year, but not as much fun as I would have liked. Satisfying, but not fun. I stayed home way too much, did too much cooking and work around the house. But the house is nicely fixed up and I’ve lost over 30 pounds! And of course, my daughter is married too. A goal worthy of the work and effort.
It will be nearly 50 degrees here later – the beagle’s been outside nearly all morning snacking investigating the yard and howling at the walkers. Eventually he’ll want to come in to check for treats.
Happy New Year!
Wishing you a joyous new year, Kathleen!
Happy New Year, K! Here’s to a happy & healthy 2014 🙂