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Dogs 2017

NEW YEAR'S RELIEF
(12/31/17)

finally

it's
almost here

time
to flip
the calendar
to a new
year

time
to breathe
a parting sigh
of contempt
for the closing
ceremonies
of the old

past
the pretense

the purported
profundity
of the holidays

good riddance

I see
an expansive
plain
of frigid
sameness
in the months
ahead

little fanfare

only toil

routine

depressing
for some

but
my favorite
season
awaits

I will
celebrate

in my own
quiet
manner