Something a bit different … yes, I listen to more than “classical”. :-)

(I’m just home from New York, so I’m posting this at 11:59 PM EST, but of course it’s well past the new year in parts of the world, so there’s that! I guess I could have posted it much earlier and pretended I was in Australia, right?)

Hey Rosetta! New Year Song

lend me a walking stick and i’ll lean on it
and i’ll walk on out through the snowbound yard
past the neighbours on the lawn, drinking last year out
i’ll leave this town, cut the year off clean

cauterized by leaving, sick and tired of living last year

roll out the tarmac and baptize the aircraft ‘escape and loss’
and push me off

the cold can bleach us out and freeze our doubt
so all that you knew becomes muffled and mute

i’m done with this all this standing stiff
when i move my mouth only snow comes out

euthanized by whiteness but i’ll arise, despite this last year

so roll out the tarmac and baptize the aircraft ‘escape and loss’
and push me off

should old acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
should old acquaintance be forgot, and old lang syne?

for auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne,
we’ll take a cup of kindness yet, for auld lang syne.

2 Comments

  1. Oh, this is beautiful! Thanks for posting. ?

  2. I’m so glad you liked it, Carolyn!

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