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A Year on Hold (2020)

By Rp Verlaine

A Year on Hold

Washing clean hands
over and over
like Pilate on auto-pilot.

Irony of closed bars
and finding myself
drinking far more.

My zoom lover
tells me she's worried
we're getting too close

Late fall
the park with far
fewer old men.

7 whiskeys before noon
Boss calls to say
my works never been better.

feeling more alone
with cat hiding.

first dust of snow
on lawn angel's wings.

Day after New Years
8 tall empty beer cans
I'll keep as decorations.

I call for the vaccine
get put on hold then nothing
like this whole damned year.

Article © Rp Verlaine. All rights reserved.
Published on 2022-02-21
Image(s) are public domain.
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