Tuesday, December 31, 2013



December 31st

All my undone actions wander
naked across the calendar,

a band of skinny hunter-gatherers,
blown snow scattered here and there,

stumbling toward a future
folded in the New Year I secure

with a pushpin: January's picture
a painting from the 17th century,

a still-life: skull and mirror,
spilled coinpurse and a flower.

Richard Hoffman (1949- )
via Emblem (Barrow Street Press, 2011)

2 comments:

Ms. Moon said...

All of that...

Birdie said...

That chair was meant for sitting and being comfy.

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