New Year’s Day

Shining white clean light
the land and sea awash
clearing away December days.

Sparkling on puddled sponge
ground saturated, fat soil
compacted clay retaining

the torrents of tears shed
for each blood let in 2012.


© Copyright 2013 Abigail Baker


4 responses to “New Year’s Day

  1. Such pathos, Abi, and in so few words. There’s not much more that is required of a poem or from a poet, apart perhaps from world renown. But who wants that..!

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