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A New Calendar Year

January 3, 2021 - Reflections
A New Calendar Year

The insurance agent brought me a wrapped gift
She looked bouncy and excited like a politician giving handouts
And she greeted me with the same enthusiasm as when I made the subscription
She told me it was the start of a new year
And with her was a token to help me lineup my days: a calendar

I’m not sure what changed
Same bills, similar problems, interchangeable pickles
Only that it rained in the morning
But the troubles still bear the same frame
Or did I not notice the Christmas decorations?

Because I am as optimistic as the new students at Broadway,
I have new hopes, aspirations and resolutions
I did pray to the god of my mother yesterday
To rid me of the demons of poverty and misery
And to let me bypass the inviting bad habits from the city

But why do I not feel the newness of the season?
Could it be that I’m getting old and destitute of vision?
My receptors of easy excitement are dying out
Especially having jumped up and down celebrating previous new year
Only to be hit by the earthly plagues of fender-bender

And so, if nothing changes, I choose to remain upbeat and with a ball of promise
So that the wildness and adventure in the inside is intact
I wish to keep mum at my thoughts on the mess in my days
Because I want to believe it’s really a new year
And there’s some freshness in my imagination

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