the new year begins

3 January 2011 Comments Off on the new year begins

The new year begins
with us starting afresh,
changes opening before us and life
looking a little different than it did,
just a week ago.
Outside it is cold, the snow from weeks past gone
in a single warm rain new year’s day.
The sparrows and downy woodpecker are
active in the willow, despite the frigid wind,
hopping from branch to branch, taking advantage
of the easy-to-grasp bark, and uncovered grass.
I sit, looking out the sliding glass door,
thinking about what our life might look like
in six months. Right now,
the possibilities seem endless.

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