On The Cusp

On The Cusp

A Poem by Pete

Nothing can be more useful to a man than a determination not to be hurried. - Thoreau

Sign on the Cusp

on the cusp of a new year
oblivious to fear
one step forward and two to the rear
i show you my heart but shut my ear
i step out onto the sidewalk of my life's continuing saga
dancing to the crooning of lady gaga

a dreary, drizzly, grey day
what should i think, what should i say
what can i mold from this amorphous clay
everything within reach but so far away

no champagne to uncork
no spam to eat with this tarnished fork
the prayer is on my chapped lips
my calloused hands resting defiantly on my well choreographed hips

the ball is about to drop
as the alka seltzer fizzes following a steep, covid drop
another day
another year
not there but here
the weather not always sunny and clear

welcome to a new annum my dear

© 2021 Pete

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Author's Note

"In any weather, at any hour of the day or night, I have been anxious to improve the nick of time, and notch it on my stick too; to stand on the meeting of two eternities, the past and future, which is precisely the present moment; to toe that line." - Thoreau

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Added on December 31, 2021
Last Updated on December 31, 2021



Boston, MA

I love reading, writing, music, nature, God and feeling emotion, not necessarily in that order. To me, these things go hand in hand. My favorite writer is Henry David Thoreau. I think he was a geni.. more..

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