New Years Day

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1 January 2021

Parting gifts: a kiss of death and
A final **** you, the year settles
In a coffin, once the clock strikes.

It leaves at last, not in the usual blur
Of confetti, glitter, and streamers or
Showers of light, explosions of sparkle.

Be a dear, pass another overfilled glass,
Fears need to die in a champagne flood,
Drink to forget, leave only a cupid’s bow.

Bond over pinned hopes, not tragedies,
Nor share paranoia between friends,
I want to believe in the stars again.

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Elaine Mullarkey

About the Author: Elaine Mullarkey

She/Her Wordsmith and bibliophile that does a spot of writing every now and again.

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