Home on New Year’s Day

A whole lifetime’s past
since I saw you last
leaving the house this morn’
in blue champion sweats
a hat, to cover your ears
from the new year’s biting dawn.
From a goose down berth
billowing to the seams
silky tufted quills, prick
then make me sneeze
eyes watering
nausea turns my head
into a swirling cobalt carousel
of pink and white
papier-mâché ponies.
Incidental moments, telescope
one into another
then all into the next
each keeping company
with a scattered band
of park bench brothers.

4 thoughts on “Home on New Year’s Day

  1. Hi Joe! Just found your blog on your page, and “caught up” on the latest….Per usual, I am sitting hear smiling and so moved by your writing! Hope you are doing well…

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