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Year in Review

Dear friends the Earth is spinning wildly
While stars collide and comets zing.
The universe, to put it mildly,
Is fucking strange and has a sting.
The beast of Bethlehem is breathing
In our breath, and time is seething
To feel its swirling down the drain,
Derailing like a wayward train.
O Death, your lipstick and mascara
And holiday cards at Christmas time
Can’t hide from us your latest crime—
We see your camera obscura.
O Death, dear friends, let us recall
The painful light that woke us all.

Comments

  1. The Malaise says:

    Nice categories.

  2. everydayness says:

    They’re Lickona’s contribution to western civilization. Just tryin”em out.

    I think the rule from here on out should be one category per post.

  3. Yikes!

  4. Don’t remind me.

  5. Merry Christmas, Potter! This one is classic.

  6. And this is my favorite couplet, of course:

    “The universe, to put it mildly,
    Is fucking strange and has a sting.”

  7. Jonathan Potter says:

    I decided not to send this out with our Christmas cards.

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