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New Year’s Day, Plus One

Published by JIM HARSTAD | Saturday, January 13, 2018 3:52 AM


100 words for January.


Penning "2018"
on my water bill payment,
I realize it’s been fifty years,
a full half-century. If not now, when?
That novel of social and personal revolution,
summer 1968. Better get to it.

Staring absent-mindedly
at the browning hulk of Douglas fir,
I see needles and branches,
lights and ornaments, all dry and brittle.
Like mine, its days are numbered, its hours.

A UL-approved, symmetrically sheared
Christmas-tree facsimile,
it’s like all trees nowadays.
Never get a bad tree.
Never get a tree at all.
Bushes are not trees.
Let’s put the tree back in Christmas.

And, don't forget:
Summer, 1968.



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