January

January

With its hooked “J” ready to catch you an unsuspecting fish

The beginning of a new year

When we didn’t want it

With its spiraling ups and downs

Another chapter in this worn endless book

Of the

Un-connecting mix and match of tales

that make up your life

how it would be reassuring

to know that in twelve months time

you would have time to

placate

to think

of the rush of the past year

to relive your glories

and fast forward

through the losses

never having to add a new chapter

to your abyss of a book

black and looming

January

Is not a fresh beginning

Its blank page

Uninviting

For it is just  a gust of wind

Forcing you

To write

Your inky letters

* Published in the International Austin Poetry Anthology 2011

* Awarded the “Silver Key” Award for the Scholastic Art and Writing Award of 2012

7 thoughts on “January

  1. Pingback: Thursday Poets Rally Week 42 (April 21-27) | Promising Poets' Poetry Cafe

    • cute blog, beautiful words…

      Invite you to join poets rally week 42, awards are given to first time participants.

      You will love the encouragements you get once you are in and make commitment.

      Love your blog and writing style.

      You Rock!
      xxx

  2. I love the simile, “like a hooked J ready to catch you an unsuspecting fish”

    Your lowing lines make January seem much better than it actually was.

    Your art is quite beautiful.

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