Happy New Year?

Happy New Year?

A Poem by Pete
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not a true story - i kept driving past the line as i wondered what it was for (the only thing i could think of was covid testing)

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driving past city hall today
long line of people snaking down the sidewalk waiting to go inside
curious, thinking maybe it's some sort of holiday giveaway, i parked the car and took my place in the line
waited for what seemed like forever
excitement building

at long last
finally made it inside
a woman tells me i've tested positive for covid and need to stay home alone for ten days
"happy new year", she says as i turn to walk out

© 2021 Pete


Author's Note

Pete
"Each new year is a surprise to us. We find that we had virtually forgotten the note of each bird, and when we hear it again, it is remembered like a dream, reminding us of a previous state of existence. How happens it that the associations it awakens are always pleasing, never saddening, reminiscences of our sanest hours. The voice of nature is always encouraging." - Thoreau

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Pete
Pete

Boston, MA



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