2009: Year in Review


The year began

with an attempt

at reconciliation

but only led

to screaming

at regret’s ghost.

Epiphanies lie

in raised voices

and understanding

in tears shed.

Spring pounced

like the enemy

from secret cover

with her lover.

Revelation is

a screeching halt

to everything I know,

exposed to

blinding truths.


Infatuation came

on the crest of wave,

quickly washed away

by crashing lies.  

My life collapsed

on top of me,

the caving in

of countless years of


Apathy was the ashes

rising from extinguished


melancholy was

the new season.

It hung like dried mistletoe

above heads held low

in frosted bitterness

hoping to melt

come next year.

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