Happy Maybe New Year

Snow on the mountaintopshappy new year 2015
cold and seeing my breath
drifting away like an old year
as I inhale gently

thinking of resolutions
there should be one at least
to tell those expecting
great things, little things

perhaps an old standby
lose weight – maybe a pound
get in shape – like an eggplant
wake up earlier – how’s ten sound?

the gravel crunches as I walk
just enjoying the noise
as it echoes quietly
and I remember last year

My resolution was the same
just make it through
no easy task considering
but its calculated optimism

A long ago friend died
driving home New Years morning
too many years ago
but I always remember

just another day really
is this January first
yet like another birthday
a reminder about
setting up another round

Happy Maybe New Year

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