Departing Decade

The New Year

The swirl of the chilled air
Pushes past my hair into my eyes
I don’t care perhaps is unwise
As I ponder the year
I wander the past
Thought it would last
The parade of the last decade
The price I paid
Those thoughts that stayed with me
I smile there for a while
Standing in line
Watching the wind as it curled a loose plastic bag

Happy New Year 2010
© Heidi Younger

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