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WEDNESDAYS WITH DENISE: DECEMBER 28, 2022

Happy New Year everyone! Here is a poem by Ted Kooser.

 

END OF YEAR

Now the squadrons are closing their files

on each of us the heavy drawers

full of certificates rollback

in the logs, some old papers

stream away. someone we loved

has fallen out of our minds

make a little glittery splash

like a bicycle pushed by a breeze.

Otherwise not much happened;

We fell in love again and found this

a red feather in the wind.

 

“Year’s End” by Ted Kooser from Sure Signs: New and Selected Poems. © University of Pittsburgh Press, 1980