‘Overwhelmed’ looms on the flashing billboards of my irises ‘Uncertainty…’ notches tighter the belt of the world I’ve yet to decide on an acceptable version of heaven Still, I must not give into ‘the unfinished’ of the past newest year This will be the newest year!
My mettle must leap beyond obeyance of previous resolutions Fundamental confusion must not stymie my goodwill tenacity ‘Where to begin’ roadblocks must not unseat me On or off, I am driver, I am driver, I am driver In my hands, my keys, below my keys, my feet This will be the newest year!
The impractical apparatus of time must be accepted In the know is the ‘now’ where we all exist nothing more nothing less With less one can always make more, I can always make more This will be the newest year!
As this newest year approaches, wineries will bottle their harvests The media and social will continue their ‘rule of sale’ quintessential chaos begets profit, profit begets stockholders, stockholders rule the world “We can all save someone, we cannot save everyone” —good words for a nearby desk sticky note This will be the newest year!
Those standing ahead of my engine might consider I won’t have the balls to roll them And, they are correct There are ways around not having your goodness stolen Fire exists in many forms, I can choose one This will be the newest year!
Poe spoke of “long fits of sanity” before he fell into a coma while wearing someone else’s clothes There is something masterful in the un-mastered struggle the purity of the un-chartered quest on a quiet day ‘Hold to heart my windmill’ I must sing each morning as I shake the rust off my fingernails This will be the newest year!
Wishing you all a kinder and more peaceful newest year Here’s to 2023!
I’m a week late posting this piece in the gem of a journal that is Microfiction Monday Magazine. The micro form transforms one’s writing heart into a fluid and raw state. For me, writing micros frees my mind from the baggage it so often carries while trying to impress. I hope you stop by Microfiction Monday. And while you’re there, check out all the marvelous micros; Edition 116 boasts beautiful pieces by David Hensen and G.J. Williams!
Been awhile since I’ve been here. I do so hope you and those in your circles, near and far, are doing well. ❤️
My family and I have been busy settling into our new, upstate New York, home built in 1930. I often think about the families who’ve passed through a place built during the Great Depression. They survived. I believe we will too. Peace, kindness, and love are out there in the world…
With peace and love for the holidays🌟 AnnMarie
I painted this gal in 2016, seems so much farther back…