Art van Leeuwen | Thoughts for a New Year | words by Art van Leeuwen


2013 is gasping
chest heaving
clutching frantically what remains
while on deaths bed it lay
shamelessly it clings
pleading it's case of significance.

eager it was
when it arrived at our door
all boundless potential
364 days and 22 hours ago.
now it begs remembrance
of victories, summits ascended and rivers crossed
understanding and absolution
for what on the tin
it failed to do.

the fanfare gets louder
as the earth spins towards midnight
it is coming
locked and loaded
guns blazing