New Year's Day 2022, a poem by Christian Ward at Spillwords.com
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New Year’s Day 2022

New Year’s Day 2022

written by: Christian Ward

 

A crown of crows
hovers above split
scepters of beer
bottles. Yesterday’s
newspapers are already
bleached of their optimism.
Walking along the High Street,
doorways are full of faces
I haven’t seen before.
Someone will pull a cord
and the faces will change
tomorrow. I passed trees
wearing motion capture suits
of spring buds; the rain
waiting to edit our common hope.