Monday, December 29, 2008

Anthem 2009


At lunch, my coworkers slump
Approaching January blocks out the sky like a storm
Casts shadow on their spirits
Once alight with Christmas zeal
Now they moan under the strain of
Credit card debt
Months of winter ahead
Starved for sunlight
Nothing left to look forward to but the spring

Any other year, the miseries
Would settle into my bones like a chill
But now I sigh, enchanted
White fur cape of dreams
Held close around my shoulders

This is my year
And I will sing out my song
The shivering, tenacious little bird
Who won’t fly south
No matter how the storm blows.

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