First Foot

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punitive January swallows

aquamarine dreams

arrhythmic sadness

in its season while

calendar new hung

awaits tentative

cursive flourishes 

resisting the tepid

and the cold

affirming anew

tomorrows with

each box promising

hope’s pulchitrude

we begin as always

on first foot

Written for Mindlovemiserysmenagerie Wordle #92

1.Punitive

2. Tepid

3. Calendar

4. Season

5. Sad

6. Arrhythmic (any disturbance in the rhythm of the heartbeat.)

7. Cursive

8. Tomorrow

9. Swallow

10. Aquamarine

11. Affirmation

12. Pulchritude (physical beauty; comeliness.)

Tally Marks

Tally marks on life’s wall,

One, two, three, four,

Strike through.

Depressing mostly,

Days and year

In review.

Who likes to see

The wall gouged so,

Not I.

But inevitability,

Like the strikes,

Circles the calendar,

We go on.

The one day,

The only one,

(apart from birthdays!)

When a settled desolation

Holds heart in its hands

And questions all.

Strike this one through,

Willingly,

Bearing in mind,

That the very young,

Hope constant in their hearts,

Needing no reminder,

Celebrate new years

And birthdays

As growth marks

On the way forward.

Perhaps we have just forgotten,

Every day,

Even this one,

Is a gift.

So I’ll dance

With the very young,

Partake of their libation,

Joie de vivre,

Happy in all days

And years.

Tally marks unknown.