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Pine

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Pine tree, Japanese Friendship Garden, Phoenix, Arizona
 


Where in the new year
will I find a resting place—
beneath an old pine?
 
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In my thoughtless state
not even new year’s prospects
can enlarge my soul.
 
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too much alcohol
ushering in the new year—
my woozy footsteps
 
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to the left and right
as the new year approaches
uptight suspicions

 
Text and photo © 2015 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
More Carpe Diem: “New Year”
 
More Three Word Wednesday: “Thoughtless, Uptight, Woozy”