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January by Victoria Field

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January

January crosses
the threshold

closes the window
bolts the door.

January looked
both ways

and said
No more.

Last year’s ashes
fill the grate

January says
Too late –

too late.

 

from Many Waters, fal 2006

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6 thoughts on “January by Victoria Field”

  1. Perfect poem for New Year’s Day – love it. Thanks for all the winter poems – they have been an inspiration.

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