They play Auld Lang Syne somewhere
The neighbours lustily shriek at the Cinderella hour
I position a New Desk top calendar on the table
Unread messages gleam on my cellphone in orange
So some pharma company has wished me good health
Another text tempts me with a winter sale.
And there rests the turquoise scarf gifted to me in a summer of passion
And a boarding pass in a frayed book
The first of January is made of such things
Things to hold on to
And things to simply let go!!!