Año Nuevo

Have you returned with a message
from the dead just for today?

What does it mean if you have managed to free
the poplar leaf caught in the mirror?

What does it mean that the birds
have risen from the ashes and flown away?

Bang the lids of the iron pots together
and jump for joy in the yard.

It is time to fling wide the windows
to the bracing air of midnight.

It is time to open every drawer and watch
the sad ghosts of the old year disappear.

 

In response to Via Negativa: Stranger here myself.

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