People are still expecting this annus horribilis
to close its black box of monstrosities;
if I lured you into talking about resolutions
you'd probably give me that look again
"May this year fare us well"
I'd know your answer too well;
then tucking the question carefully
you’d hand in it back to me.
"What about you?
I'm still trying to fix last year's dents
making sure and sense
one more year about to be departing