Saturday, January 09, 2010

Jan. 9

They say a new year
is a clean slate,
a blank book.

But how can you
your past
and start all over again?

A new bit of slate,
another handful of pages
crammed into the book,
but not a total fresh start.

You add on,
you grow,
you revise and try again.
Experiences and background shape us.

I didn't start on
page 1
January 1st.
I started on about
page 8,866
or so.

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