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Auld Lang Syne

To dance with death,

bite at the claustrophobia,

 

‘cause everybody

is having some-life crisis

 

most of the time, and even

Ardent Grace

 

is nickel and dimed     happiness

must be wrought furiously

 

and with patience –

we have robust and ancestral love

 

for your truculent and ghostly racism.

You know the South accused the North

 

of enslaving them?  Of being tyrants?  Yeah,

and Black Lives Matter

 

are terrorists.  There is a long and mostly unwritten

history

 

of white people being offended.  And you know those of us

who were engulfed by that little bit of magic, the broad swath

 

of youth, want Bernie to run run run run run.  Damn the consequences. 

And we’ve brought home

 

this little miracul-oso, this little giant, who in his mother’s arms

is all the beauty

 

I can take.  I sit, in his room, late at night; have a drink, stalling, and for just

one moment

 

I can almost

stop time.   

 

 

 

 

Posted 12/30/18
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