New year’s poem – Susie Sweetland

New year’s poem

 

Late at night on a roof

surrounded by smoke

and effigies burning

in every direction

I see the furniture

shop across the street

is full of people

dancing.

 

I love you like

the sun and moon

stars and sky,

but closer,

like an oft read book

whose well worn cover

fits perfectly into my hands,

both comforting

and exciting,

new and old,

unknown and familiar.

 

Rain returns like

an old friend

 

and greedily I

gather you both

back to me.

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